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Becoming My Truest Self

Becoming My Truest Self

I adored our family of four. We had two happy, silly, lovable boys who were just beginning preschool and kindergarten. Steve and I were starting to feel like real adults, with jobs and kids and a house to take care of. Life was complicated, but beautiful. We each had our own personalities and quirks, which

Imperfect Faith

What Joy Davidman’s Spiritual Journey Teaches Us Today “If we should ever grow brave, what on earth would become of us?” This question asked by Joy Davidman does more than beg for an answer, it might also set us off on a spiritual journey that irrevocably alters our lives, which is exactly what happened to

Refined by the Fire

Refined by the Fire by Kay Warren, from Praying through Cancer The doctor was very matter-of-fact. When he told me I had breast cancer, his inflection didn’t change, his manner didn’t warm up, and he offered nothing in the way of comfort. He left the room, leaving me to weep alone. While this earthly man

Not Even Cancer Can Separate You From God’s Love

Not Even Cancer Can Separate You From God’s Love

Down to Our Hair Two weeks from the day I had my first infusion of chemo, my hair fell out. I had been warned, of course. But secretly I cherished the hope that my thick locks would defy the statistics, clinging to my scalp despite the red stuff dripping into my veins. A volunteer barber

When the Unexpected Interrupts

Living Expectantly True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed. ~ Tom Robbins “Chris, you have cancer.” Not quite the words I was expecting to hear as I was unpacking, having arrived in Sydney just two

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God’s Gift of Laughter

No, You Did Laugh The finest snippets of life are those in which laughter is at the core — events meaningful enough to be etched into our brains. Such times bring deep healing and shape who we become. They’re the kind we frame and display in a place of prominence, the ones we bring up

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Peace in the Eye of the Storm

I woke up and reached over to the bedside table for my phone to see what time it was. It was just three o’clock in the morning. I groaned. I slipped out of bed as quietly as I could. I didn’t want to wake my husband or our three little dogs stretched out at the

God Is Bigger Than Cancer

Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not in imagination. — C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed For as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. The pinnacle of every year. Until the year cancer joined my family at the table. I tried to stay

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