A Tale of Two Bowel Movements

My wife awoke this morning to the sound of our six-year-old yelling from the bathroom, “Mommy! Mommy! I can’t stop pooping, and it hurts!” He explained he had some “sloppy poop.”
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Later this morning, my phone rang. I answered to hear the cheerful voice of my friend Anthony. “Hey, Pastor! I had nine bowel movements last night.” I’d never heard anyone more excited about pooping.

I visited Anthony on Tuesday night. He is battling colon cancer. Scar tissue had caused a bowel blockage. On Wednesday night he went into surgery to have a stent placed through the tumor into his colon. The surgery was especially risky due to a weak immune system (thanks to chemo). Even if the surgeon succeeded in placing the stent, they didn’t know if it would work. Nine bowel movements later, things are looking good.
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Anthony didn’t sleep last night because he was praising God for life.*
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The next time “it” hits the fan, stop consider whether the crap in your life might be a blessing in disguise.
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Sometimes poop is a matter of perspective.


*Please add Anthony to your prayer list. They still have significant decisions to make in the days and weeks ahead, as well as cancer. Pray for wisdom, faith, and healing.