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PINK IS EXPENSIVE. . .but RED IS FREE
October 7, 2011, 7:04 pm
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PINK  IS EXPENSIVE . . . but RED IS FREE

By  Jeannette Tyson Gregory

Until I was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer 3 years ago, I did not pay much attention to how commercialized this disease has become. Or may I say, “The cause for the disease.”

October turns into a pinkorama in the stores, restaurants and now the newspapers are printing pink newspapers.

Please do not misunderstand where I’m going with this because I founded a nonprofit organization for women who are going through the cancer journey. It takes money to keep a nonprofit afloat. 100% of money donated goes directly to the cause.
Yes, we are guilty of using pink items and ribbons as we celebrate each woman’s final journey through chemo and radiation.

A new report from the American Cancer Society finds that deaths from breast cancer in the United States continue to decline steadily. However, the decline has been faster for women who live in more affluent areas. Women from poor areas now have the highest rates of death from breast cancer.

It is public record that hundredths of millions of dollars have been collected for years in the name of research for curing
cancer
. The dictionary defines the word cure as: a means of healing or restoring to health; remedy. 2. a method or course of remedial treatment, as for disease. 3. successful remedial treatment; restoration to health.

As Christians, I think it is time for us to display what we believe and stop allowing non believers to determine
if we live or die. What we believe drives our healing and if Jesus despised sickness why are we tolerating it?

We have to start demonstrating God’s power as we believe that His part of our healing was finished over 2000 years ago. Is there a cure for cancer? I’m sure there is a cure but in the meantime cancer is claiming the lives of believers and non believers.

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women and will
kill an estimated 40,000 women this year, but screening can reduce breast cancer mortality rates, saving thousands of lives each year.

Statistics as listed above immediately send me to the Word of God. What do you believe? Do we believe that Jesus is a healer?

I witnessed 18,000 people walking for a cure for cancer and I was among the crowd.  Eighteen thousand is a huge amount. What if
18,000 people would come together on the same day at the same time and pray? Wow! Can you imagine the praise reports? Cancer would have to disarm and flee.

That moment was a wake up call for me.  I accepted  my healing from cancer and any other disease and side effect and I will not give it back. Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross and taking that brutal whipping just for me and all of the
other ladies who have experienced cancer.

PINK
IS EXPENSIVE . . .but RED is free.

1Peter 2:24         Isaiah 53:4-5    To Be Continued

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NO TURNING BACK
July 30, 2011, 3:42 pm
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 All the way…I’m going all the way… All the way…I’m going all the way…I’m going all the way with the Lord. These lyrics are to one of my favorite songs and it resonates in my spirit today. I remember when I went through breast cancer I would sing this song to the Lord. There is a verse that says no turning back…I’m going all the way. No matter what battles you face or storms  that are coming your way, determine in your spirit that you  will not turn back and you will go all the way with the Lord.

There is always more that follows a storm or a tough battle, always more than you know. If we could only think like babies for a moment and climb on our fathers lap and take in the mind of God , what wonderful things would happen! When you get a thirst and nothing will satisfy you but God, what a joyous time you will have.

The harder the place you are in, the more of Christ you will experience as you yield to his plan. Without faith it is impossible to please God.  I want to encourage you to believe also that he is able to work out his plan in your life. It doesn’t matter what your battle is and what the naysayers declare that you can’t accomplish. God can still use you and work mightily through you. Great possibilities are within your reach if you dare to believe.

No turning back, walk it out with Jesus and trust him for your healing. What do you need from him today? What has made you turn around and not finish the journey?

I’m almost 3 years free of cancer. I spent each day walking it out and refusing to stop and try to find reasons why I could not live. There is life after breast cancer or any other disease or afflictions. Always remember, your misery and pain may be the catalyst for a ministry to spring forth out of your life. If you stop in the middle of the battle you have stolen an opportunity for someone else to believe that God is a healer.