Today is World Hepatitis Awareness Day

Today, May 19th, 2008, is the fifth annual World Hepatitis Awareness Day. Statistically, 500 million people are infected with either Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. That’s one out of 12 people worldwide. We must encourage testing for early diagnosis, for early treatment increases the odds of a successful outcome.

For those with HCV here is a good article from 15 Tips for Managing Interferon-Ribavirin Side Effects

Happy New Year

2007 was a good year overall for us! We learned much and realized we still have more to learn. Some people let us down this year. Yet others rose above “friend” to true friend. We are looking forward to a great 2008…

-= Frank Broughton & Family =-

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas all. Remember Jesus, he is why we have hope!

The Christmas Gift
by Vicki Porter

It should have been a palace
Where the Blessed Baby lay,
In a cradle’s warmth and comfort-
Not a manger filled with hay,

For He was Himself Creator
Of the heavens and the earth,
But He’d left His Throne of Glory
For a lowly, earthly birth.

There was nothing made He had not made
But most incomprehensively,
He had laid aside His Royal Crown
To save lost humanity!

He knew rejection from the world
When His life had just begun,
For no comfort, warmth, or shelter
Were offered God’s Own Son.

And in His earthly ministry
He received few men’s esteem
Although He’d come to heal and help
and a fallen world redeem.

The Scriptures tell us He was rich,
But became, for our sakes, poor-
That we, through grace, might be rich-
And could enter Heaven’s Door.

Yes, it should have been a palace
Where the Blessed Baby lay
But salvation’s gift was humbly brought
To a manger filled with hay.