Sunday Golden Text: Stand

In this life, we are expected to use the resources and gifts God has given us first. Once we have done our part, we are told to turn it over and let God do His part.

Too often we get in the way, when a miracle is ahead, by refusing to stand and do nothing more.

“Fear ye not. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show to you today…”
– Exodus 14:13

“Therefore, take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and, having done all, to stand.”
– Ephesians 6:13

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Mark

I am Mark Ivy, a born and bred Hoosier. I am father to two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud; two terrific daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey; three beautiful granddaughters, Dylan, Alaina and Amelia. On May 9, 2017, my lung specialist hit me with the news I had maybe six months to live if the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the damage caused by the histoplasmosis described below, ran its normal course. I am now on hospice at home. Content and ready to cross over the river to the other side. On September 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, a fungal infection, discovered by a biopsy of my larynx. The infection is fatal if left untreated. For 2 1/2 years I lived under a death sentence being misdiagnosed with a non-specific bacterial infection which left my right lung a "dried up sponge" and non-functioning. I was aggressively treated for the infection with antifungals. The treatment ended October of 2015 and fortunately did not take two years. I suffer from chronic Horton's Syndrome. The effects vary widely causing various problems. Statistically, Horton's affects only 0.1% of the population. Major depression also attacks me regularly.