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The operative word for our lives right now is WAIT. We finally have an appointment to drive to Palm Desert for a pre-treatment test for Glen on the 7th of February. Glen has chosen the radioactive seed treatment, but the timetable is somewhat of a mystery. We are trusting the treatment will happen after the middle of March when we return to Redlands. We are grateful that prostate cancer is known to be slow-growing. We are counting on that.
Our time at Morro Bay has been wonderful. We always feel at home when we are here. This is our fourth winter to be spent on lot #97 in the Morro Dunes RV Park. Our friends Wally and Vicki from Memphis are parked on the lot next to us.  We met them three years ago here in the park. We have enjoyed taking them around to our favorite restaurants and this week we went to my favorite spot in the world, Hearst Castle. The day was sunny and it was easy to understand why the Hearsts loved this area as well. Last week we visited the elephant seals as well as the Monarch butterflies. The predictability of these creatures to always return to the same places causes me to wonder how anyone could question if there is a God.
I am continuing with my classes at Trinity Bible College and Theological Seminary. I have the first class nearly finished and have started two more classes. One of my classes is Premarital Counseling. After 47 years of marriage, I just may have a thought or two to add in that class!
On February 9, I will be the guest on the program Healing the Grieving Heart. You can listen to the program by going to www.compassionatefriends.org and clicking on the program. It will air at 9:00 am PST time and can be accessed in the archives any time after that. It is a call in program, and it would be nice if one or two of you would call in. The call in number is 1-866-369-3742. You can also send an e-mail to gchorsley@aol.com during the broadcast. I hope you will call in and ask me a question. I think Dr. Horsley wants to ask me a few questions regarding my faith and how I handled my grief. It should be an interesting interview.
If you have not had the opportunity to see the movie The End of the Spear, I would encourage you to do so. It is not playing in this area yet, so we have not seen it ourselves. However, many friends have recommended it. The movie is the story of the five missionaries who were killed by the natives in a remote part of Ecuador in 1956. One of the men was Nate Saint and another was Jim Elliott, the first husband of Elisabeth Elliott. Our son Nathan was named for Nate Saint. We are hoping to see the movie while we are in Palm Desert if it is still showing then.
We would appreciate your prayers for us as we seek God’s will regarding Glen’s cancer treatment and as we wait on the insurance and medical world. While we realize our problems are small compared to the trials others are going through, they are still our problems and we are going through them. I recently read this quote, “Lord, You have Your eye on my schedule and Your hand on me; You will bring us together.” This is my daily prayer.
Because of Him,

Marilyn Heavilin
author of Roses In December

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