Seeing Through the Fog: Book Review

Has your world ever fallen apart? On more than one occasion mine has fallen apart. My wife Heather has journeyed through the last 15 years of her life with leukaemia + a bone marrow transplant. You can read her story here:

That’s why I was so intrigued to read Ed Dobson’s new book, Seeing Through the Fog: Hope When Your World Falls Apart.

Ed has written one of his best books about his own eleven year struggle with ALS. He shares his heart, struggle and emotions from the point of his diagnosis + physical deterioration + seeking forgiveness + spiritual journey + thinking of the after life.

We ask for forgiveness. And we forgive other who ask us. In that way, we can experience healing, healing in our souls. – Ed Dobson

Regardless of how your world might be falling apart right now, Ed’s book is MUST READ!

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You can purchase Ed’s book through Amazon below.


Cancer: A Word or a Sentence

Recently my wife Heather entered into a Slam Poetry Competition. Something she has never done before and she came in 2nd. I’m so proud of her courage, strength, creativity and her God given gift to be an inspiration to thousands.

As an accomplished writer, I encourage you to follow her blog: Heather’s Blog

Two Roads Diverge in a Wood, and I.

Below is a post from my wife’s blog but since it involves us both I placed it here as well.

The verdict is in.

After much conversation and prayer, Jeff and I have made a decision regarding my treatment options. Yesterday I phoned Dr. Crump’s office in order to begin the process of a bone marrow transplant (bmt) under the team at Princess Margaret Hospital.

Without going into all the details tonight about how we made that decision, please know that Jeff and I are at peace with this decision. I have shared these verses before, but they are worth repeating here.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The peace of God that is described here, the peace that transcends all understanding, is what we are experiencing right now in light of this difficult decision. Jeff and I both know that regardless of the outcome of this decision, that going through a bone marrow transplant is the right option for me/us right now. In fact, now that I have contacted Dr. Crump’s office to begin the process, I have found myself eager to get started.

I am so thankful tonight for a community of family and friend who care so deeply for us. We are encouraged by your words, notes and kindness to us.

With joy,


***You know who you are and you know what you did. Thank you.***

ht to Heather Smyth