Tag Archive | cancer

A Short Break

A Short Break

I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

Lights of Hope

“Lights of Hope” by Kat Heckenbach I was diagnosed with cancer in October of 2004, which meant my treatment fell smack across the month of December. Chemo for Christmas was not something I looked forward to. I prayed every day that Christmas would not be ruined by my illness and treatment. With two small children, […]

Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

A couple of years ago, I did a post about a remarkable little girl and asking for prayers. Often when such pleas come, we never really find out how the story ends, especially when it’s a prolonged battle. However, no matter the final outcome, sometimes through the pain those closest to the trial grow and […]


I am a “cancer survivor.” As much as I hate that term (that’s a-whole-nother post) it’s something I’ve had to say to people over and over. It’s part of who I am, and inevitably something comes up in conversation that leads to me telling the story. Let me tell you, it’s a party crasher. You […]

First Blood

I love a good swordfight. I love the tension, the action, the question of survival. In fantasy, my characters get in lots of violent messes. Lots of enemies injured, sometimes my heroes are injured. On occasion someone dies. It happens, it’s only realistic. Usually when it’s the enemy, one of my heroes “pulled the trigger”. […]

One of His Little Ones

I have been greatly blessed and sheltered by God. Most of my current struggles are pretty trivial when viewed on an eternal spectrum. However, there are battles being fought out there that are more heart-wrenching, inspiring and amazing than I will probably ever write. And sometimes, the greatest heroes and warriors are not quite two […]

But If Not…

“Mommy, hurry, hurry! The wind is gonna break the fence.” I smiled, knowing how excited my four-year-old son can get. I assured him that the fence would be just fine. He didn’t believe me. I wasn’t in the mood to debate it with him, so I sighed and added, “but if not, then we’ll just […]