I realized this morning as I started to tear up over something very silly, that one of my normal sources of comfort has come from things like routine, stability, control, and the known entity. I also realized it isn't coming from there anymore! As I tried to work the logistics of feeding the dog while … Continue reading Comfort- not the way it used to be
Sometimes we experience really amazing big things - a wedding, the birth of a baby, the parting of the Red Sea (OK, I didn't see that one, but it is history and I have read about it!). These are really big events. But I have noticed it is the little things that keep us going. … Continue reading God in the straw moments
No, not the subway in London, England! In this case God joined me in the PET/CT scan tube at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto! The culmination of my hours waiting for the radioactive dye to absorb into all my cells and to drink the litre of contrast dye was to be slid into the tube. … Continue reading God in the Tube
Over this cancer journey so far, which has only been a few weeks actually, the Lord has shown me that He is I AM. In other words, He is who I need Him to be in every moment. He is beyond just who He was for me yesterday or who He will be for me … Continue reading The Rock in Cancer and Beyond
This cancer journey is not our first journey through a major challenge, but it is different in many ways. Our first journey was with our oldest daughter's trauma that lead to a global brain injury when she was 14 months old. We were young. We were young in the Lord, young in age, and young … Continue reading Is God to be Trusted in Cancer?
There are many languages in the world - some say about 6,500 (2,000 of those with less than 1,000 who speak that language). I would offer that there are a few more than that, one of which is medical-ese with a sub language of oncolog-ese aka cancer-ese. Now I was a nurse and actually taught … Continue reading The Cancer Learning Curve
It started with a journey to the Emergency Room on Remembrance Day with a simple, yet painful, gallstone attack. But, the day ended with news that was to put us on a very unexpected course. The ultrasound found something suspicious, and so now we are on a journey many have taken - that of cancer. … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey