Category Archives: Cancer Journal

Five Years Ago Today

five years ago today, i learned that i had cancer. why i live on, while friends have not, is mystery to me. undoubtedly God wanted two more little ones. ashreyah. brooks. dumbfounding to look at them and ponder their non-existence. … Continue reading

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A Prayer in Suffering

A friend of mine named Brian, a gospel worker in Cambodia, recently endured terrible physical suffering. In God’s kindness his life has been preserved, and his endurance in suffering stands as an example for the rest of us. Here is … Continue reading

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Hope for Alyssa

Here‘s a great way to buy some good music and support a worthy cause. Over the past three months Jon and I have been working hard on a fundraiser for our friends, Josh and Alyssa Stolvoort. Alyssa has been bravely … Continue reading

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Considerations for Suffering People

Ed Welch, author, counselor, and CCEF faculty member, posted a very helpful article entitled, “More Things Not to Say to Those Who are Suffering.” If you are interested in knowing how to serve suffering friends and church members with your … Continue reading

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Cancer Journal (10.03.13): Why I Should Have Died . . . Again

ReflectionLast night we celebrated our middle daughter’s turning five years old. Actually her birthday was at the end of February, over two weeks ago. We had originally planned her party for the Friday following her birthday, but we had to … Continue reading

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