Tuesday, December 2, 2008

No news yet

We haven't yet heard PET results from Dr. M's office. Steve didn't receive a call to start Avastin today, so we're assuming that the injection will begin tomorrow.

I'll post when we know more.


Beloved minister Kathleen Baskin-Ball passed away this morning at her home. She served three years at our church, long before we were there. She left a huge imprint on our congregation's spirit. She most recently led Suncreek United Methodist Church in Allen.

To hear Kathleen speak was to be wrapped in warmth. There is no doubt that she was chosen by God to inspire, share and preach.

I interviewed her for a Dallas Morning News article in December 2006, days before her cancer diagnosis. She shared her favorite biblical verses. Here is the Kathleen excerpt that ran:

Romans 8:35 and 37 (New Revised Standard Version)
"Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us."

The Rev. Kathleen Baskin-Ball said this passage, which she returns to often, is appropriate for funerals, but also for folks struggling with deteriorating relationships, troubles with children and other conflicts. "It's a passage that can be read in the midst of life, wondering if the love is ever going to rise again. We sort of wonder sometimes, with war, starvation, hunger, Is God at work? It says to me and the faithful, there is nothing more powerful than the love. Nothing can separate us from it."

The Rev. Kathleen Baskin-Ball
Senior pastor
Suncreek United Methodist Church, Allen

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