A Lesson Learned: Website Pictures Were Lost, Now Are Found.

I started to write a post last night dealing with some very interesting prostate cancer clinical trials. Upon logging on to my website, I discovered to my dismay that all the previous pictures that I had posted were missing and only one remained, that one appearing on every section. I verified that no written content had been altered hence hackers were not involved. My personal knowledge of website maintenance is sorely limited.

My passion, mission and ministry is to communicate spiritual (Christian) and medical content to you, the readers and especially to those who, like me, face prostate cancer. I personally maintain this site financially but I have been blessed with two colleagues who are website experts and who are compensated to maintain this site. The problem with the missing pictures is “under review” as I write this. The website problems put a damper over my morning but as so often happens, God had a specific word for me as I read my morning devotionals. The first was the May 8th devotional in Our Daily Bread.

The Bible reference was from 2 Corinthians 4:1-6. Verse one reads as follows. “Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do NOT lose heart.” This was just what I needed to hear!!!! As Christians, we are not immune to life’s problems.  The Lord just told me in His word, that I am not to lose heart. God has the solutions, and when we submit our lives and all its component parts to Christ’s lordship, His methods always lead to the best results when all is said and done. I humbly ask for your prayers that our “picture” problem be solved and that this website can continue to be of service and remain functional.

It took about 3-4 hours of work to solve the problem with the pictures. So whatever our situation, may we not waver in our faith and trust in the Lord. (If you are not sure of your relationship with God, see the linked website section.) As the most loving Father, God has our best interests at heart and let us remember to trust Him in whatever circumstance and location wherein He has planted us. May people with whom we have contact see God and Jesus through our actions and attitudes. In the words of an old song, “you may be the only Bible some will ever read.” So “let’s bloom where we are planted.”

Bloom where we are planted; BJ Gabrielsen photo.
Bloom where we are planted; BJ Gabrielsen photo.

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