Monday’s Mantra

“How did you end up here?” the Oncology Nurse questioned, after reviewing my unremarkable medical history. “Divine intervention,” I replied. Her eyebrows frowned at me over the rim of her glasses. “You must have had some symptoms,” she replied…


Welcome to Coffee Hour at Chicklit Power and Megan’s Monday Mantra with Trench Classes United.


Truth be known, I did have one significant symptom – and that was the Lord prompting me to get off my hind-end and go to the doctor for a chest ex-ray!


My seasonal allergies did feel a little worse than normal and I was a bit more tired than usual, but

In the World According to Dave” (that would be my husband) these were just normal signs of aging. Plus, I was still mourning the loss of my Mother. So, I credited feeling less than my best to emotional distress or depression – until one early morning, when the Lord’s prompting broke through.


After a heated argument — that a stuffed up nose and congestion-free lungs did not warrant a chest

X-ray — my Doctor relented to my request and wrote the order. Forty-eight hours later, I was summoned back for more tests, resulting in a diagnosis of probable early-stage non-smoker’s lung cancer followed by a major lung surgery.


I was healthy – I was symptomless – and it is rare to detect early stage lung cancer.




I would not be cancer free today.


How do we know it is God prompting us and not just something we conjured up ourselves? That is always my biggest concern. Scripture tells us we were created to know God in a personal way. In John 10:27, Jesus says, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” We were created to have a relationship with God, through His Son, Jesus Christ. Everything starts and ends with our relationship with Him.


It is through our relationship with God, that we become sensitive to the promptings of His Spirit.


“I will bless the Lord who has counseled me;

Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.

I have set the Lord continually before me;

Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”  (Psalm 16:7-8 NASB)


Your comments are always most welcome.


Lovingly in Christ,



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