Enjoying the privilege to live in Spain for  while – away from the hustle and bustle of Switzerland, blue sky and sunshine daily and enjoying the walks with my dog Lisa.Lisa was born on the 10th March 2000 and came over to Switzerland when she was barely 8 weeks old.  She has been my faithful companion and friend ever since and I enjoy her playful and loving character – she makes me laugh, she keeps me fit and I cannot imagine a life without the unconditional love of my Lisa-Lovemachine ! I sadly had to say goodbye to my beloved Lisa on the 5th April 2012 – her place is still empty.00030

I am back in Switzerland since September 2010 – we moved to the Kanton Ticino, and found a beautiful apartment in Brissago.  I started dialysis in September 2010.  You can read more about my feelings and thoughts about dialysis when you give in “dialysis” in the search above.

I am surrounded by the beauty of nature, and I am thankful for every day and every hour I am allowed to enjoy this priviledge.

On the first of July I will undergo surgery for a kidney transplant, the live donor being my beloved sister Nita Kearney – may I use the years to come worthy of this great dead of love – and if so God will – may my life thereforth portray my love and thankfulness to my Creator.

Unfortunately the transplant did not take place due to cardiovascular problems.  This year I had two more stents done and the small artery ballooned again as well as a stent in my leg.  After a stomach perforation I carried a colostomy bag for 4 months, and
had the reversal done in August.  Apart from being weak and tired, I am doing fine at the moment and should be back on the list for a transplant soon again.

Colossians 3:7-17

You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self,which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Greek or Jew,> circumcised or uncircumcised,barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

“If you give your soul up to anything earthly, whether it be the wealth, or the honours, or the pleasures of this world, you might as well hunt after the mirage of the desert or try to collect the mists of the morning, or to store up for yourself the clouds of the sky, for all these things are passing away.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon

Statement of Faith

The Bible is God’s word:  The Bible is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, wholly true, without error in the original canon of 66 books.

The Trinity:   There is one God, eternally existent in three distinct, co-equal Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ:  I affirm the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

Salvation by grace alone:  Salvation of lost and sinful man is by grace alone through faith in Christ, at which time the believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential.

Resurrection and judgment:  There will be a resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.


August 2008
August 2008
on the patio
on the patio
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