Woodworking For Therapy #7: How You Make Me Feel

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Blog entry by Steve Kreins posted 01-07-2014 03:04 PM 867 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: The Physical Aspects of Woodworking Part 7 of Woodworking For Therapy series Part 8: Chemo Therapy Makes Sawdust Taste Metalic »

I have been working on my shop, doing little projects, learning how to use (and not use) my new tools, every day for a month now. I have had days when my cancer said, ‘No you wont make saw dust today”, but thanks to my wife, my God and my LJ Buddies, I’ve been able to push through and overcome!

After being a Christian and Pastor for almost 40 years I am finally understanding how important to have people encouraging you. I understood, but now I REALLY UNDERSTAND!

When you take the time to comment on my posts or blog, you encourage me and motivate me!

When you send me a message, you encourage me and motivate me!

I wanted to say THANK YOU ALL! You are helping me fight cancer and guess what?


-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#1 posted 01-07-2014 03:20 PM

I find that reaching out and offering suggestions to other LJ buddies is my own form of “relief”. As I started out in woodworking I can say that I did get some help but, I do not think, a lot here on LJ. Seems that there is much more today. I am retired and just stumbled on to a scrollsaw as a hobby. Then that that perhaps I could make a few dollars, and have.

I, also, being a Christian, know that duty or reaching out to a brother or sister. A lady who’s daughter attends out Christian school (she is not a member of our Church) is also fighting cancer. Just before Christmas I gave her a plaque that says Faith, Hope and Love on it (you can find it in my projects). I got the nicest note from her of how I touched her heart. Well, I said keep fighting and I will get you some more things. HOPE is sometimes all we have.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 01:22 AM

I firmly believe in the “pay it foreward” philosophy as well as the “pay it back”.

I have received a LOT of help and encouragement here and I’m trying to do my part to contribute.

Keep on keepin on!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 01-23-2014 03:20 PM

Your blogging is very motivating as well. I’m enjoying following your journey.

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