When I started this blog I was melanoma stage 3b Methodist pastor in the NC Conference. Now I'm advanced stage 4 and stepped down from the pulpit in Sept 2015 when mel hit my brain. Duke sent me home July 13, 2016, nothing left to do for me. I almost died that Aug. Yet, now (I write this sentence June 22, 2018) I'm better than ever expected! No scans or treatments, no Duke. I blog about melanoma often but I also write about my family, faith, and gratitude to God.