My name is Bernard Ritchey but everyone calls me Bernie, this is a blog about my walk with Jesus, how it’s changed my life and kept me going during tough times!
A little about me, I am a son of the Most High God, I was the husband to an Angil but she went home to the Lord on December 19, 2015, I am a father to 5 and some of the most important people in the world call me grandpa!
I was brought up in a “religious” home and as far back as I can remember I have been a believer in Jesus Christ. But in 2008 my life started changing, people started speaking truth into my life and I realized that being a “believer” just isn’t enough, James 2:19 says “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.”
So since then, I’ve been on a path to search out the truth. I wanted to understand exactly who God created me to be, what His plan was for my life, who He expects me to be and how I am expected to lead my family. In the process I came to understand that it isn’t about religion, rules, regulations, and traditions, it’s about a relationship with Him that brings a peace that transcends all understanding. So for the better part of the last 7 years, I’ve done my best to let my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ lead me, my life and my family. I spend time in His word and try to be a faithful follower and not just a believer. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean I’m perfect, or that I even think I’m close to perfect, no I just realize that when I fail, I am forgiven and exactly what the price was for that forgiveness.
I now attempt to walk the walk and be salt and light, but I am still human, flawed and broken, but through the Blood of my Savior, Jesus Christ, I can rise above my brokenness and be the husband, father, grandfather and spiritual leader of my family that I am supposed to be!
If you are, where I was, knowing that something is missing, knowing that “religion” isn’t it and wanting a relationship with Him, leave a comment or send me a message from the contact page, I would love to talk to you.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. – 1 Corinthians 15:58
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It has taken me a while to write this update, this will be the final update on my wife’s battle because she went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 19, 2015. I had no idea how hard it would be to write this, it’s been a little over 6 weeks...
Since my last update we have had some serious ups and downs, for the last 6 weeks it has been consistently down. She is back on oxygen and struggling to breathe, her right arm is swelled to 4 times the size of the left and the skin mets are spreading rapidly, it...
Today we start chemo again at a reduced dose, we will be going from 3,000 mg. of Xeloda a day to 2,000 mg. a day but staying with the 2 weeks on and 1 week off. We are also reducing the Navelbine from 3 weeks on and 1 week off to 2 weeks on and 1 week off to correlate...
The one thing I didn’t mention was that while my wife was on the chemo that seemed to help the inflammatory breast cancer grow, the cancer had started to put pressure on her lung which left her on oxygen and also put pressure on her brachial plexus which caused her...
So while we were searching for who we should be seeing next, I received a Facebook message from a woman who I had never met or heard of before and her name was Edie. Her message to me said, “Hi Bernie, I sent your wife the following message last Saturday and she has...
The new chemo, or actually the return to the first chemo, started early May and after the 2nd treatment we were expecting to see something…and we did, it seemed like this chemo was helping the cancer grow. The skin mets (metastasized cancer that comes up on the skin...
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