Does God Really Love Me?

Sitting in the cold, sterile doctor's room the words "We found a 5cm tumor and it's either cancer or lymphoma" left me bewildered.  All I managed to utter was a weak and rather bemused, "Oh." I'm still not sure whether it was denial or the anesthesia drugs still...

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Easter Makes Your Scars Beautiful

I've Googled "How to get rid of scars" more than I like to admit. Cancer, three babies and an emergency appendectomy have left me with a mosaic of physical scars, but I've got emotional scars and one or two spiritual ones thrown in for good measure too. How about you?...

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Dear Freshly Diagnosed

The only sound to come out of my mouth was a whispered, "Oh." "We've found a 5cm tumor and it's either cancer or lymphoma." "Oh" It sounds kind of limp, especially as I'm not known for my muted, low key responses, but there were no tears, no screaming, no swearing....

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A Hilarious Colonoscopy Journal

In honor of colorectal cancer awareness month and to persuade you there's absolutely no reason to put off getting screened I'm sharing this hilarious colonoscopy journal written by Dave Barry.  I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an...

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Feeling God’s love, not just knowing it

If I’m honest I don’t know God loves me. Maybe I should clarify: I know God loves me, but I don’t KNOW God loves me. Clear as mud, right? Here’s the thing, my head knows God loves me. I’ve been told how much ever since I first asked Him to come into my messed up life...

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5 Simple Ways to Make Christmas Easier

In my world Christmas is bookended by loss. In November, just as I’m starting to think about what to get who and when to start getting decorations down from the loft, I hit the grief of my mum’s death to aggressive lung cancer. Then, once the festivities are over and...

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When Jesus Sleeps in the Storm

No one gets to skip the tough. Am I right or AM I RIGHT? My friend Adriel has lived through some stormy waters and I'm so glad she's sharing of her wisdom here today. Read on and soak in her wisdom, especially if the storm waters are rising and you feel like you could...

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How to be Thankful When you’re not

Sometimes I just don’t feel thankful. Call me a spoiled brat, but don’t we all feel like that occasionally? Especially when life’s hard - really hard. Despite the Hallmark sentiments and overstuffed turkeys, sometimes we just can’t summon the energy, let alone the...

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