Meet My Friend Tim
D. T. Niles, a pastor born on an island south of India, is famous for saying that we, as Christians, are “one beggar telling another beggar where to get food.” That statement warms my heart. I’ll be honest, there are not many times that I have felt pastoral over the past year and a half. I have […]Continue Reading
My Top 10 thoughts
One of the most difficult things I have had to do is to write this blog because my emotions and my thoughts have been all over the place since my surgeon stood beside my hospital bed on August 3rd and told me, “I am sorry Mr. Williams; the transplant didn’t happen because your cancer has spread.” I […]Continue Reading
How to serve your suffering pastor.
Written on September 1st, 2021 (originally posted to Facebook) It has been a while since I have put any update on Facebook or the blog. Please forgive me as my emotions and thoughts are all over the place. I do hope to post a longer update here soon. However, I found this article from Acts […]Continue Reading
Surgery wasn’t as expected
Written on August 8, 2021 (originally posted on Facebook) I wanted to thank everyone and give a brief update. So the surgery did not go as expected on Tuesday, August 3rd, when the surgeon was exploring my liver to prepare for transplant, they found additional cancer on the liver and on the peritoneal cavity. The […]Continue Reading
What I learned after a year with cancer
It has now been over a year since my diagnosis in June 2020 and God has taught me so much about himself, but also about me. There has been several verses, poems, quotes, and books that have especially provided comfort through the most difficult days. Among them are: “Let me learn by paradox, that the way […]Continue Reading
Don’t waste this opportunity!
Don’t waste this opportunity! That is most often shared when we congratulate a friend for their college graduation, or for a job promotion, or an advancement in influence. It is strange to hear this in relationship to a cancer diagnosis. However, this should be our attitude when we face trials such as cancer and other health issues. […]Continue Reading
The Paradoxes of Life
“You have to save money to spend it.” “If I know one thing, it’s that I know nothing.” Or one of my favorites from the lyrics of a U2 song: “I can’t live with or without you.” These are all examples of paradoxes, or self-contradictory statements. Oftentimes, paradoxes remind us that life is not always […]Continue Reading
What is your Soundtrack? Health Update #7
When I was young, I remember putting a towel around my neck like a cape and running through the house like a superhero. No, I wasn’t acting like Superman, but rather a lesser known, and clumsy character from a TV show called, “The Greatest American Hero”. I did not care so much for the tv show or even […]Continue Reading
Health Update #6 ~ The value of Hope.
The Value of Hope I must admit that the last several months have been a difficult time for me. On Labor Day, I had a blood clot that lodged in my neck at the location of my port, and the side effects from the chemo have been stronger than I expected. In addition, my last […]Continue Reading
Health Update #5
I wanted to provide a quick update as I would appreciate prayers for my health at this time. Over the past two weeks, my body tolerated well my 3rd and 4th dose of chemo. This week was an off week and we had planned a week at the beach for rest and relaxation. Over the […]Continue Reading