How are you doing?

I’m sure you’ve heard that before, and you’ve probably asked that same thing before. It is a typical conversation starter, but there are times when it means more than that. There are times you are concerned about the physical or spiritual welfare of someone. Then the question becomes more personal, more serious. You want to fulfill Galatians 6:2, “Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.” As people learn about my journey with lymphoma cancer I am being asked that question, “How are you doing?” I am confident there is more than curiosity involved. Friends are concerned and want to know, so I will attempt to answer that question here.

First of all, I am periodically sending out an email to those who want to be updated about my physical condition. If you want to receive that email, you need to let me know at I do not wish to randomly “spam” anyone with emails they don’t wish to receive. Briefly, as of this writing I have received one chemotherapy infusion, and the side effects are minimal at this point. I would say it is not a good route to follow just to lose weight!

How are you doing psychologically, or more importantly spiritually? That is a good question, and I’m glad you asked! In the first place I would not be much of a believer if I did not believe God’s Word, and I am a whole-hearted believer! The Bible says in numerous ways in numerous places that I am One in Christ; that I am in Our heavenly Father’s hand, and that my steps are ordered by the Lord! There is no way any disease or affliction could touch me apart from the Lord’s permission any more than Satan could touch the old testament character Job without the permission of God! Knowing that puts a different perspective on this journey to which I have been introduced. I’m on a mission for my Lord. No! I’m on a mission with my Lord, and it is my privilege to do so.

As the song goes, I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I do know Who holds tomorrow!

Jon Moore

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Drawing from the Well

When I was a little girl I remember the trips to Oklahoma to see my great grandmother. She was a typical great grandmother of that era, about 5’2” with solid white hair pulled back in a bun. As with most grandmothers, whatever my brother and I wanted we got. Since she didn’t have running water in her house, she had a well in her back yard. We loved to drop the bucket and pull up water over, and over, and over, spilling most on the ground. It was messy, but such fun.
This morning as I was praying about what I wanted to share with you, I was reminded of our Lord’s encounter with the woman at the well found in John 4:6-29. Read the story and be blessed. After the woman asked the question in verse 11 about not having a bucket in which to draw water from the deep well; Jesus answered her in verse 14. “Whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give shall never be thirsty again. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up continually within him unto eternal life.”
Recently, because of an unexpected challenge with Jon’s health, I have had to draw from that Living Water that my Lord Jesus promised in His Word. He has quickened my heart with some of these promises during my early morning visits with Him. Insert “your name” in these verses as I have.
“He shall be to Jon and me a restorer of life and a nourisher of our old age.” Ruth 4:15
“”Call on Me, Phyllis and I will answer. I will be with him in trouble. I will rescue him and honor him.” Psalm 91:15
“God is my refuge and strength, my helper, Who is always found in the time of trouble, therefore, I will to not be afraid.” Psalm 46:1-2
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, Phyllis and lean not on your own understanding and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“Thou will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is stayed on Thee, for I trust in Thee.” Isaiah 26:3
Trusting in Jesus,