Hope for the Hurting
With one son 13 years old, and another getting ready to graduate from HS, I think about how fast the time has gone. We recently attended a senior awards banquet for my oldest son’s fall athletic season, and parents were invited to submit photos for their senior from infancy through this year for the senior slide show. As I searched for appropriate photos, the years raced through my mind. [more]
It wasn’t shaping up to be the picture-perfect Christmas this year. And I was, well, trying to “hold it all together.” We were in the midst of another chemotherapy week, and as I had shared with a friend, I felt like a spider with eight arms and legs, trying to keep that many plates spinning between my husband’s medical care, my children’s school, extracurricular activities, and emotional needs, work, and ministry endeavors, and it was all I could do to not let any of the plates drop. [more]
Standing strong against cancer by linking arms with the church at large, waging war against the enemy. Read more for 3 scriptures on standing strong together. [more]
Oh Lord, my heart is breaking. I cannot even think about the weight of what is going on in the world right now because of the sinking weight of what has transpired in my own life, in my own family. [more]
“I hate to tell you this, but you need to go home and get your affairs in order.” How could that be? We were young, and still considered ourselves newlyweds despite having been married 14 years. We had waited 12 years to have children, until after I had finished all my years of schooling to become a doctor, and then the requisite years of internship and post-doctoral training. Now with a toddler in tow, the oncologist was telling us that cancer was going to rob our son of his father. [read more] This Tuesday, the TV Interview with Sheila Walsh and Randy Robison of Life Today airs. [read more for details]
Devastating trials come in all different forms and durations: Depression. Job loss. Financial difficulty. Cancer. Death of a loved one. Prodigal child. Divorce. [more]
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She drew me in and embraced me in a hug—the kind that conveyed understanding. Somehow she knew my pain, and our experience. In my ear, she shared, “I’m praying for you and your family!”
I like Job. At various times in my life I related to his seemingly relentless suffering. Yet I could only aspire to navigate the trials with such fortitude and grace as Job displayed. [more]
To the easily asked question, offered without much thought or anticipation of the response, “How are you?” One’s response could just as easily roll off the tongue, “I’m just fine…” And it often does. [more]
Cancer has hit our family. If you watched me closely, you could tell something is up. I’ve gone into “nesting mode” (aka organizing and cleaning) and “baking mode.” Two behaviors I distinctly remember engaging in the last couple of times cancer hit our family. [more]
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