12/31/2006: Bring on "The New"

This is what the Lord says, ... "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:16,18-19/NIV

Doing new things? This is the time of year when most of us think about just that. Usually, the "new things" we contemplate surround new year's resolutions. Mine is keeping a personal journal while my wife, Dee Dee, months ago started a scrapbook (type of graphic journal) about our walk since last March when we discovered the mantle cell lymphoma. Isn't the INTERNET a wonderful tool for this purpose? I have created this BLOG with the help of a variety of internet and software tools. The effort is mainly for the purpose of keeping the myriad of information about my case in one easy to search, retrievable location. And now I can share this information with you, my friends and family.

I know: This is probably too much information! But interspersed with all that medical and scientific stuff are a few paragraphs of humor and other citations that I would like to share about assorted topics relating to our lives and our vocations.

Now, you can read as much or as little as you like as you follow the Foxworths on this unexpected, unintended journey. But, you know, life is like that: We never know what to expect, so it is a good thing that our Creator has encouraged us to forget the former things and to not dwell on the past. Instead, we look ahead to see what "springs up!" Whatever that may be?

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