God Bless you.
A milestone was reached today when Monica Giles and Fannie Oliver co-posted the 200th comment for this blogs.
It reads as follows:
"God bless you.
Helloooooooo Rev. Banks!
Greetings from Fannie Oliver and myself.
Loving and missing you! GOD IS GOOD AND STILL IN CHARGE!
Tell Joyce we said hello, and we will be praying for you and your family.
Banks' response: Congratulations for posting the 200th comment on this blog. Also, thanks for your prayers and best wishes.
Some four weeks ago, My 100th comment came from a reader named John: It read:
i HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED YOUR WRITING AND MY WIFE AND I ARE BOTH ACTIVE PARTIPANTS AT THE CANCER WELLNESS
CENTER IN NORTHBROOK.IN OUR SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP WE ARE VIEWING OPRAH'S INTERVIEW WITH ECKHARDT TOLLE AND READING HIS NEW BOOK..A NEW EARTH. PERSONALLY I FIND IT EXTREMELY HELPFUL TO ME. I WISH
My very first entry came from my youngest daughter Natasha. She submitted it as soon as she heard I was blogging and really didn't know she woud be the first. Here was her entry:
"I am very excited about the blog. This will be groundbreaking. I love you and await for God's healing."
Since I started this blog on May 5, informing readers that I had been diagnosed with brain cancer,
end-stage congestive heart failure and prostate cancer, and inviting readers to join me in watching God
heal me, I have filed 17 entries. This is the 18th.
The first 17 entries thus averaged 11.7 comments apiece, which, I am told is very, very impressive. I
am especially grately to regular repeat commenters like Natasha, Donna Pittman, Connie, Ig Murphy,
Beverly D. Rogers, Stan Ketcik, Elizabeth Lofton, Dec. Romia Woods, Dec. Erwin Dabley and Sister Carroll
Lewis-Morris. Among the churches represented by my commenting readers are Cathedral of Joy
(Homewood), Liberty Baptist Church (Chicago), Fellowship Baptist Church (Chicago), Mt. Pisgah Baptist
(Chicago), New Faith Baptist Church (Matteson), New Covenant Baptist Chuch (Chicago), Morning Star
Baptist Church (Chicago), Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago), Cosmopolitan Community Church
(Chicago), Community Covenant Church (Chicago), True Vine of Holiness MBC (Chicago), 1st Baptist
Church (Melrose Park), Second Baptist Church (Wheaton), Strangers Rest Baptist Church (Kansas City,
Kan.), Alpha Temple Baptist Church (Chicago) and Christian Temple Baptist Church (Chicago).
An overall double-digit average exceeds the number of comments averaged by other better
established and more notable blogs associated with more popular subjects like the Bears, Bulls,
Blackhawks, Cubs, Rush and Fire.
What this means is that your readers are interested in real, live, human issues. It also means that
your compassions and your prayerful support cuts across racial lines, economic, social, political,
educational and economic lines.
And with the so-called "virtual reality" shows getting a lot of play, I am one of the real virtual reality
shows presently being played in the media. My suffering and the threats on my life are real. My pains are
real. The slew of medicines I take daily are real. The very serious, even critically sick condition I was in
seven weeks ago were real. The X-rays taken of my brain, my heart and my prostate revealed diseases
clinically documented by some of the finest doctors and most outstanding labs in the world.
We serious sick patients fighting everybody to live and to gain complete recovery, we are the real
virtual reality shows that people can be encouraged by. Especially me because I am a healing in progress.
And what about you, my dear readers?
Are there any more of your readers who have ever been healed of something or have seen
somebody else get heals, email me a comment on that. God is still in the healing business and I'm not the
ony one being healed. And the least you can do to show your gratitude to God is to testify in in public
through this blog, which is being read by thousands of readers every day.
Give God some glory and some praise and email a comment back to me telling me how the Lord
either has healed you, is healing you or will heal you.
As for my progress, so far, my brain cancer had been ruled benign, my prostate cancer is in
remission from radioactive seeds transplantation and I am scheduled to meet soon with my cardiologists
Dr. Allen Anderson of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Dr Jim Flaherty of the Northwestern
Medical Faculty Foundation to determine the next treatment or operation to address my serious
congestive heart failure condition.
God bless you.