Porter-Gaud School Relay For Life

Porter-Gaud hosted its first Relay for Life on Friday night and raised almost $7000 for The American Cancer Society. Around 300 students, faculty, and parents participated in the event organized by Director of Community Service Gretchen Tate and her service leaders. While Porter-Gaud participates in Relay for Life each year, this marks the first time we have hosted an event. The entire track was lined with more than 450 luminarias, each representing someone connected to our School Family who has […]

Can’t Give it Away!

On more than one occasion, I have had my book, A Call to Faith, the Journey of a Cancer Survivor,” turned away when being offered for FREE! Let me give you an example. I am lucky enough to have a friend who is somewhat of a philanthropist and has offered a hospital in Philadelphia 100 free copies of the book for the benefit of the cancer patients and their families. No brainer right. One would expect a big thank you […]

The New Normal

Cancer is an insidious disease that touches far too many of us. Having had cancer four times, I apparently am here for a reason, a “new normal,” so to speak. Ever since my bouts with cancer and trying to clear my mind from “chemo brain,” I always run into trying to figure out what I am going to do next. What are the plans for me on this earth? Before I get ahead of myself, let me give you a […]

Author J. Patrick Thomas to Appear on New Televsion Series “Impact with Pastor Dave.”

The DayStar television network will be launching a new television series this fall called, “Impact with Pastor Dave.” Coming to the DayStar network in mid to late October will be a new television series entitled, “Impact with Pastor Dave,” with each new show featuring a guest speaker who has been through a traumatic event that has positively affected their faith in some manner. Pastor Dave Arogbonlo is the host and head pastor at The Living Word Chapel in Houston, Tx. […]

Yes! The Kindle ebook is FREE again!!

“Free Kindle ebook – A Call to Faith” On August 1,2 and 3rd, A Call to Faith, the journey of a cancer survivor, will be available FREE of charge at the Kindle Store on Amazon.com.  The free promotion will only last those three days, so tell your friends and family to get a copy and enjoy the reading over the summer months.  If you read the ebook, I would greatly appreciate a review of it on Amazon.com. Thank you as […]

Tragedy Strikes Mount Pleasant Community

Taylor Early was tragically killed in a car accident several days ago.  John Taylor Early MT. PLEASANT – John Taylor Early, 20, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina died on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Born Monday, September 9, 1991, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, he was the son of J. Gary Early, Jr., and the late Sonya W. Cox. John “Taylor” was recently accepted into the U.S. Army and was scheduled to leave Monday to finalize his enrollment process. He was […]

The New Normal

“The New Normal” There are moments in life that change us forever. Whenever someone becomes a Christian, they are completely transformed. We used to number our goodness in deeds, words, and thoughts. But grace unsettles everything. In The New Normal we can study the book of Galatians to examine the reality of this transformation and the new way of living that comes with it. The problem is that we tend to want to keep doing what we’ve always done – […]

Tips on Working with Your Doctor

“Working with Your Doctor” It seems little has changed in the medical field since I was first diagnosed with cancer many years ago.  My point is illustrated in a recent attempt to make an appointment.  As many of you know, I am a bone cancer survivor and have had my right upper arm replaced with a prostheses.  Several nights ago a was awoken out of a debt sleep by incredible pain in my other arm.  It took several hours of […]

Healing

“Healing” Many times in life we find ourselves experiencing emotional, spiritual, or physical upheaval. It has often been said, “The church is a hospital, a family, an army, and a school.” As the body of Christ, St. Andrew’s purposefully co-labors with Jesus as a hospital, tending to broken places by coming alongside people to bring Jesus’ care and healing love. If you find yourself struggling with an addiction, depression, or an unbearable grief; if you are hurting spiritually, in need […]