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A Cowboy’s Faith: Striving for returned health

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“If you don’t have your health you don’t have anything.”

The prominent saying goes in one ear and out the other for many.

However, anybody who has had a major health setback knows how precious every second is.

Money buys mansions, big cars, delicacy, land and more, but it cannot guarantee health. Those with high financial assets often want more and more and because of their wealth can readily acquire more.

Still, all of that net worth despite continually amazing medical discoveries will not always save a life.

Several longtime acquaintances have been stricken with physical complications in recent years.

Thanks to attentive action with proper treatment and effective medicine most feel as having been cured. Yet, others who initially anticipated recovery have been unable to conquer incomprehensible setbacks and been taken to the Great Beyond.

Saturday night calls to five friends who have faced severe physical challenges were pleasantly answered with optimistic responses. While each situation was different there was a definite semblance.

One day everything seemed perfect as possible but without warning in an instant their world turned completely the opposite. Each was hospitalized some even unconscious with the bleakest diagnosis possible.

Family and friends were notified with tender bedside handholding and stroking while everybody there and beyond partook in solace prayer.

Wherever whoever credit should be given all have recovered to feel positive for the future of their lives moving forward. Serving as a wakeup call for each, there will be continued healing required generally accompanied by stringent essential therapy.

Precise doctor’s orders must be followed despite often inborn resistance and return of personal feeling of forever conquerable power.

Physical wellbeing utmost important, often overlooked is the high significance of mental instability. With more luxuries than ever much due to advanced technology today’s population feels the highest level of stress ever.

How can that be? Majority of those in this country today compared to a century ago even recent decades past have conveniences then unimaginable.

Considering hardships of forefathers it would seem today’s generation wouldn’t have any problems whatsoever. Maybe they don’t, but just think they do.

Although certain mental incapacities are genetic, health crisis is reduced by going to work with sun and wind as natural healers.

Reminded of Malachi 4:2: “The sun and wind rise together with healing in their wings.”


030615-franksmug2Frank J. Buchman is a lifelong rancher from Alta Vista, a lifetime newspaper writer, syndicated national ag writer and a radio marketing consultant. He writes a weekly column to share A Cowboy’s Faith.


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