Fear Not

Angel of Bluebirds

Fear Not

My footsteps, muffled in the frigid morning,
break the icy crust
of the nights snow.

I scatter offerings to the winged creatures
as they perch in the fragrant evergreen boughs-
with bright eyes, they watch me.

As I turn to go back in the warm house,
celestial voices are lifted in song
and the sound of wings echo in the air.

His voice on the phone
sounds strong
and brave.
The stem cell transplant
is scheduled
for the new year
with word
that an angel will appear
to watch over him-

fear not.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings… Luke 2:10

*** This was written several years ago before my brothers stem cell transplant. He continues to do well, is still in a chemo routine that will be a part of his life, but he is living his life without fear.

Fear Not

Angel of Bluebirds

Fear Not

my footsteps, muffled in the frigid morning,
break the icy crust
of the nights snow with each step

I scatter offerings to the winged creatures
as they perch in the fragrant evergreen boughs-
with bright eyes, they watch me

as I turn to go back in the warm house,
voices are lifted in song
and the sound of wings echo in the air

his voice on the phone
sounds strong
and brave
the stem cell transplant
is scheduled
for the new year
with word
that an angel will appear
to watch over him-
fear not.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings… Luke 2:10

*** Dear friends, As my brother faces this next challenge, I ask for your prayers, good thoughts and positive energy. My prayer is that he continues to receive excellent care, continues to respond to the treatment and that he lives a long and happy life. Thank you, Kathleen

Trying to Save My Brother’s Life

This is a picture of my brother. Frank Gresham, and his wife, Janet. He is the youngest of my two brothers – my baby brother. And he is fighting cancer – a bone cancer – multiple myeloma.
First and foremost, I ask for your prayers. No matter your spiritual leanings, I would appreciate your prayers for his healing – good thoughts and positive vibrations – I ask for them all on his behalf.

My brother is director of Whosoever Ministries – http://www.jcdaytona.org – in Daytona Beach FL, and has with Janet and his team, dedicated the past 25 + years to helping people. He has helped untold numbers of runaways, people on the fringes, people in need day to day and after disasters. He was one of the first people on the ground in Gulfport MS after Hurricane Katrina and was instrumental in helping organize food and medical relief. Then he went directly to New Orleans, and stayed for 6 weeks, helping in the relief effort. He and his team were in Haiti just days after the earthquake, securing the grounds of an orphanage and setting up food and clothing relief.
His life has been one of faith and service. And now he has this horrible cancer and no insurance. He has been turned down for social security disability and is in the midst of applying for Medicaid.

So I will be setting up an online auction soon – all proceed to go towards his medical costs. I will keep you posted on that.

The small thing I can do right now is give to him whatever I make on the sale of my book. If you are so moved to order a copy, I can not tell you how much that means to me. And I am sending you my deepest thanks and a big hug. Please go to the category Seasons Bookshop  to order.

If you have an ideas about how to help with applying and receiving health benefits or if you have any ideas about fundraising, please let me know.

And your prayers and encouragement are grateful accepted.

Thank you so very very much.

Kathleen