3 Things Rectal Cancer Taught Me

Rectal cancer isn't sexy and doesn't come with a pretty pink bow. In fact, it's a pain in the a$$, literally, but despite everything; the chemo, radiation, ostomy bag, nausea (I don't need to go on, you get the picture) my life is better today thanks to what the Big C...

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What Cancer Taught Me About Praying Scripture

I had a love-hate relationship with the thought of praying scripture. It sounded like such a good idea but I’ve got the memory of a sieve and could never remember a verse, let alone the right verse for the right situation. It stressed me out, I felt like a failure. I...

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Achieve Like Martha Without Feeling Guilty

Asking me to be still with Jesus is like telling a dog to sit-and-stay in a squirrel sanctuary. I'm just not wired that way. For years I've felt like a second-class Christian, guilty for not being spiritual enough to rest in the presence of my creator. Having cancer...

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When Less Really Is More

You know I'm all about meeting you when life's not fair so you can find more even when life hands you less, well, when my friend Kim discovered her perfect-in-every-way thriteen-year-old daughter was cutting, her life disintegrated. However, it was through this LESS...

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Joy Amidst the Terrifying

My friend Maria was told her son Gideon wouldn't live more than a few minutes if he survived his own birth, and she was terrified. She knew what the bible said, that God draws near to the brokenhearted, but had no idea how He would do it until she and her family lost...

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A Prayer for When Life Stinks

When life stinks worse than a week old tuna sandwich I want to pray, I know I should pray, but have no blinking idea what to pray. OR, I'm so pissed off I explode in a torrent of expletives or keep my trap shut terrified I'll offend Him. Have you been there? Silly...

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When Circumstances Shake Your Trust in God

Today my friend Kate Motaung is here, sharing an excerpt from her memoir, A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging. I wish that none of us could relate to her story, but the reality is that many of us can, and I'm so glad we can huddle up and be in this...

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