Dear CB Community,
This is not a typical blog in that it is written in the form of a letter but I felt it was the best way to personally address this community which I love so much. I realize that this letter will not mean much to people who are just passing through. It may not mean much to those who visit occasionally or those who simply view this as a blogging site but I wanted to write it anyway.
God brought me to this community back in July 2007, just a few short months before I was diagnosed with cancer. It is no secret that I believe God was preparing me for the battle I would soon face and during my time here, He has introduced me to some pretty amazing people who have become very dear friends.
Many times in 2008, CB was my primary connection with the outside world as I battled breast cancer. The end of 2009 found me once again battling for my life only this time I was in ICU with a ruptured brain aneurysm. I have only a few shattered fragments of memory of the night it happened as my brain was "broken". One of them was of this place and the people here that I love so much.
There are people who will scoff at this and say CB is not a real place. It is only out there in "cyberspace". Perhaps that is true for them. However, those people probably have not walked the same road I have walked here these past two years. I cannot tell their story. I can only tell my own and my story is that God has used many of you in this place to truly bless and encourage me over the past couple of years.
So, I would like to say this to the CB community. Thank you for doing life with me as we all do life with God... together!
Thank YOU for sticking with Christian Blog through the good times and the bad. Thank YOU for all you have done and continue to do to bless so many people here. Thank YOU for not only being a survivor but a leader of others who have faced or are facing sickness, depression or other mountains in their life. Thank YOU for being who you are and for allowing us to be a part of your life.
Like your own arrival at CB, mine too heralded great changes. I had not expected the friends and the fellowship I received but it was that blessing and that fellowship that sustained me after the diagnosis of a brain tumour and the surgery that followed. It was that same fellowship that upheld my family in prayer and that same fellowship that rejoiced with me in the phenomenal recovery that I went through. Not having a local Church home, CB has become my special place of fellowship and the Prayer Room a sanctuary drawing me into the throne room of God. I thank God for the vision he gave John and I rejoice that because of one man's obedience to God's word I can meet with brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world.
It's people just like you that make CB such a wonderful place in the Lord!