cdgpressingon…….Victory snatched from the clutches of defeat!

Hey everyone!

I hope all of you are doing well, that you are trusting and not worrying as we are not to worry about anything. The Lord tells us not to worry about our life, what we will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! I find that my troubles and worries fade away as I focus on Him and his promises of this word in the Bible.

To bring you up to date, I finally had my 6 month (follow up since all the treatments have taken place) MRI and Chest X-rays.

Drum roll please!……..let me read to you via print what the MRI and Chest X-ray report revealed; “there is no evidence of pathologic adnolopathy or other mass or lesions in the pelvic area and in the lungs, no evidence of an active disease”! This to say I am in REMISSION!

Praising God for his goodness! Thanking all of our friends and family members that went to the throne room in prayer to God. I always say that I can use as many people as possible to pray for me—-he hears prayers that are fervent and repeated!!

This reminds me of the story of Joshua when he was in a battle with the Amorites (Joshua 10) In those days the Israelites were not this huge military machine. Their might was reflective of their faith in God. They were typically outnumbered. However, Joshua never went into a battle without praying and listening to God. He was simply faithful and because of his faith and obedience he and the Israelites were able to defeat enemies much larger and numerous than them. In Joshua 10 it talks about how Joshua and the Israelites were in battle with the Amorites and he prayed that God would have the “sun stand still”. Indeed he did and Joshua was able to defeat the Amorites due to the fact there was more daylight to do so.

Honestly, for the most part I have felt much peace throughout this ordeal. The prayers of many has provided this blessing to me. This news is the best news Terry and I have had (besides our beautiful grand-babies being born) in two years. This news and gift of healing is the culmination of a 6 yr. long fight to be an “overcomer”. God has allowed me to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I would be lying if I said that Terry and I haven’t had our emotional ups and downs as I have chronicled thru some of these posts. However, overall I have gained much strength, courage, and hope thru His promises. In fact, one of my many favorite verses is in Jeremiah 30:17, “But, I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord, because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares”. Then, in 1Peter 5:7 he tells us to; “Cast all your anxiety on God because he cares for you”. I often find when I give thanks in the midst of adversity—because of who God is and what he has done for us—-he is glorified thru our weaknesses and we then gain the gift of faithfulness which is a beautiful feeling inside.

So, the next steps are one week of Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy in late June (back to Reno). Then, I believe that I will need to stay on the Chemo pills for 3 months after the treatment. After that, I am hoping that I can just stay on my 28 supplements per day to feed my immune system so that I can naturally keep the cancer in remission. I will continue to keep my sugar intake at a minimum and watch what I eat (organic, gluten free, and drink alkaline water, etc.) and drink on a daily basis.

I continue to realize that whether you have a life threatening disease or not, life is precious. There isn’t one of us in this world that knows the time when our life will come to an end. So, make the most of your time, get to know our Creator thru the greatest book ever written—the Bible.

Thanking all of you for your support thru prayers, thoughts, financial support, and keeping in touch.

Blessings to you!!

Craig (aka Papa G)

21 thoughts on “cdgpressingon…….Victory snatched from the clutches of defeat!

  1. Tammy brooks

    Wow, prayers are answered!! What great news!! Enjoy being a Grandpa and live life each day to its fullest! Love and hugs to you both!! Enjoy your summer!

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  2. hi craig , so happy to hear your good news ! when you are up for it and have the time , brad peterson and i would love to play a round of golf with you ! just like old times. brad and i have talked about you often and you are in our prayers. we are proud to have you as our friend ! sincerely , don hill

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    1. Hey Don,
      I hope all is well with you and Sandi–my prayers continue to go out to you both.

      Would love to play either late June or sometime in July.

      Blessings,
      Craig

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  3. Nay

    Praise God! I am so proud of you for clinging to your faith during this whole journey. God has surely done an incredible work in you. I love how bold you are with your faith, and am so amazed at the spiritual leader you have become for our family. Never lose that, especially now that the threat of cancer is gone…..stay BOLD! Love you so much.

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  4. Cathy Lundgren

    PRAISE HE LORD Craig!
    we have been praying for you and continue to do so and think about all the others who were or are in your situation and need your words of encouragement and the same trust in the Lord!
    May He use all that you’ve been through and all that your going to do in the future for HIS GLORY and HONOR!
    ALL PRAISES TO OUR FAITHFUL GOD!

    Love and prayers from the Lundgrens!
    Paul, Cathy, Hannah

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  5. AMEN, AMEN!!!!!! ISN’T GOD GREAT. HE TAKES CARE OF ALL OF US, IF WE BELIEVE IN HIM AND HIS LOVE FOR US ALL. PRAYERS WILL CONTINUE. TAKE LIFE A LITTLE SLOWER AND LET YOUR BODY STAY STRONG.

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  6. Carol Nelson

    So Glad to hear the news! Praise God! It’s been a privilege to bring you before the throne of God. We will continue to uphold you and Terry. I’m encouraged by your reliance on God and faithfulness to proclaim his name.

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  7. Kathy

    Just talked with Terry, she said “Did you hear the good news?” and I said no, as I don’t view Facebook on a regular basis. All I can say is HIP HIP HORRAY. We are so very happy and relieved for you, Terry and family. Love ya

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  8. afvcmah

    WOW CRAIG!!! I have been gone most of the month of May and am catching up on emails!! What a blessing this was to read!! Praise the Lord!! We will continue to uphold you and watch for anything you have to share!! Have a blessed and wonderful summer!! You need to make the song “Overcomer” by Mandesa your theme song!! It is one of my very favorites!! Check it out on YOUTUBE!!

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    1. Praise the Lord! I am familiar with the song…my good friend Rob played it for me a few months back to give me support and encouragement—-I can’t tell who this is by your email address above? Thanks for your prayers!

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  9. Hi Craig–what a tremendous blessing for your faith-filled family and friends! I am overjoyed with the news of remission. You and Terry are such shining examples of faith and trust–may God continue to bless you! Have a great summer!

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  10. Hey Teresa! So happy to hear from you. I trust you are enjoying summer and retirement.

    Yes, thank God we are thrilled with our results! I am due for another blog update—stay tuned. Thanks for checking in.
    Blessings!
    Craig

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