A Week of Celebration

A Week of Celebration

Last week was a big week in our household!  For those of you who have been following along in our cancer journey, I wanted to give you a little update.   After 5 long weeks of driving back and forth to Cleveland each day (2 hours one way!), I am officially done with radiation.  This week has been seriously uncomfortable as my body heals from that, and while I don't miss the treatment -- I do miss the great radiation team.  They were very sweet and very thorough and I am very grateful for the … [Read more...]

God is Good

God is Good

In our Wednesday night kids club program, we're using the Roller Coaster curriculum from High Voltage right now.  In our introduction lesson, we talked about how life can be like a roller coaster -- high points and low points.  Sometimes, we can feel on top of the world only to be crashed to the bottom of the roller coaster the very next day. Let me tell you, I can relate. We've certainly had some highs and lows in the past year, and I bet you have too. Yet, through it all, I know that … [Read more...]

God is Able

I just wanted to give a brief update on our cancer journey.  You may have read that I found another lump during our recent trip to Florida.  The new lump was indeed cancer and there is more.  It has seemingly spread while on chemo, which is very concerning. Thankfully, it is all still contained in the chest area -- on the right side -- without going into the blood stream or into my lungs, so we are praising God for that. But, my friends, I am feeling discouraged. I begin radiation next … [Read more...]

What a Difference A Day Makes {Cancer Update}

What a Difference A Day Makes {Cancer Update}

Just a few short days ago, my husband and I were delighted to be eating lunch outside, strolling the streets of Disney Springs, and listening to the amazing speakers at the Children's Pastor's Conference.  It was refreshing to be with Children's Ministry leaders from across the country and to catch up with friends. Many people had read my original post about our journey into cancer and were asking for an update. I was happy to report that all seemed to be going well. I have finished seven … [Read more...]

Our Journey Into Cancer

Our Journey Into Cancer

It was August -- the day I planned to fly to Tennessee for the second retreat of the Infuse program.  Instead of packing my bags for the airport though, I was packing them for the hospital. Thousands of thoughts swirled around my head, but one kept pounding it's way to the surface: I have cancer. That dreaded disease.  That nightmare of a diagnoses.  The thing you hope you never have to deal with had invaded our lives. And we were given no medical assurance that everything was going to be … [Read more...]