Patterico's Pontifications

12/11/2023

Prayers and Hope

Filed under: General — Dana @ 8:32 pm



[guest post by Dana]

As you know, I am a longtime fan of David French and his wife, Nancy. Their dedication to their family and their insights into faith, culture and politics are invaluable to many of us. They enrich the intellectual landscape of the American life as well as give us an example of how we are to live – warts and all. With that, I am saddened to see this request from David French:

Prayers for Nancy French: may she have courage and strength to walk through this fire and not lose hope. Prayers too for her family, that they bravely walk alongside side her without losing heart. Let’s hope for the best recovery possible and that in some way, our hope becomes her hope. May the Lord envelop them in His unlimited love.

-Dana

16 Responses to “Prayers and Hope”

  1. Let’s keep this a thoughtful thread about life, hope, love, and the trials and tribulations this life brings. Let’s not make this thread a criticism of French or his politics. I’ll delete those comments if any appear.

    Dana (932d71)

  2. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

    May she and the French family have all the blessings facing this challenge.

    Pardon my “french”, but F cancer.

    whembly (f79c62)

  3. Terrible news. Just last week we were conversing on Threads about Hallmark movies. Nice lady, kind person.

    Paul Montagu (d52d7d)

  4. My wife just completed treatment for breast cancer. In her case it was not judged aggressive, but that really doesn’t change the feelings and fears that can overcome.

    My best wishes to Nancy and David for a complete recovery.

    Kevin M (ed969f)

  5. Why only ten months?

    If a doctor gives you a prognosis, you should believe that doctor – if that person remains in charge of the treatment, although things could turn out somewhat better than expected, like if she gets Coumadin, or some other accident of treatment.

    You should not believe that that’s the best that any doctor could do.

    Never let a doctor or group of doctors try to trap you into not consulting others.

    Unfortunately, cancer treatment is affected by Eroom’s Law (the opposite of Moore’s Law)

    Progress slows down with time.

    Sammy Finkelman (1d215a)

  6. I’m not familiar with Nancy, but I like and admire her husband.

    Best wishes for Nancy.

    norcal (c159a9)

  7. Mitt Romney said the same thing I say: Hunter Biden was trying to bilk foreigners.(it was not bribery of Joe Biden, because Joe
    Biden, as vice president, had nothing to sell)

    https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-december-10-2023-n1308119

    KRISTEN WELKER:

    Alright. Well, let’s move on to Hunter Biden and the headlines around that. As you know, he was indicted on nine new tax charges this week, the second time he has been indicted by the special counsel this year alone. His lawyer said that if his name was anything other than Biden, the charges would not have been brought. What’s your reaction to that?

    SEN. MITT ROMNEY:

    Well, if his name were anything other than Biden, he wouldn’t have been able to bilk millions of dollars from foreign entities, so let’s start there. And not only did he take all this money from foreign entities, trading on his father’s name, which is ugly and unsavory, he then didn’t pay taxes on it, according to the prosecutors. We’ll see if they can prove that case. But if they can, he violated U.S. law and should be severely punished for having done so.

    Emphasis mine.

    Sammy Finkelman (1d215a)

  8. Wrong thread. Sorry

    Sammy Finkelman (1d215a)

  9. Dana, thank you for what you wrote at comment #1. There is something dark and nasty in so many people (it is something I battle, too) that drives us to sneer at people with whom we disagree. I shudder to think of what I will be reading shortly about this elsewhere.

    In the final analysis, all we have are our loved ones and a few (very few) friends.

    I wish the Frenches every good thing. Thank you for encouraging us all to be decent and good people.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  10. That is some rough news to have to digest. The vast vast majority of people will send their blessing and hope. That said, I’d only answer emails, texts etc of people I know well and ignore the rest. Depending on finances, I might hire someone to look through business conversations and opportunities so I don’t have to wade through any BS.

    My prayer would be that he’d be freed to turn focus onto the only thing that matters right now and that a spiritual wall would be constructed to block out evil distractions. Filled with power, courage, surrounded by wisdom and the humility to accept these things. That joy would show up in all the best places at all the best times. Walk closely with God my brother.

    steveg (036b42)

  11. @5: I am almost certain you completely misread the post.

    Kevin M (ed969f)

  12. 11 referring to #5:

    The period of 10 months is mentioned in the quoted tweet from Nancy French.

    …For the next 10 months, I need it all.

    Sammy Finkelman (1d215a)

  13. Best wishes and prayers for the Frenches. I hope her battle against cancer is successful and not as hard as she must fear it will be.

    RL formerly in Glendale (7a2d64)

  14. Kevin I’m very sorry.

    Hang in there and I’ll keep you both in my prayers.

    Dustin (72903f)

  15. Kevin:

    “My wife just completed treatment for breast cancer. In her case it was not judged aggressive, but that really doesn’t change the feelings and fears that can overcome.”

    My best wishes and prayers for your whole family. There is an old church hymn I sang as a boy that runs “How strange that a harp of a thousand strings can stay in tune so long.” That’s the human body, even in the best of times.

    Love, family, and friends matter the most. You have always been kind to me; I wish the best for you and yours.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  16. Kevin

    I’m going to second Dustin and Simon Jesters comments while also saying a prayer of my own for you both.

    steveg (ff02ea)


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