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Blog Posts about Living with Cancer


What to Avoid Saying to a Friend With Cancer

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is what to say to support a friend facing cancer. Asking this question shows how much they care for their friend. People who avoid friends facing cancer often do so because Read more…


Ways to give financial support

This is one of those weeks when I’m struggling to come up with an idea for a new blog post. So I looked through some questions I’ve been asked on Quora and found one that I haven’t written about here. I Read more…


Living With Cancer A Day in the Life of a Cancer Patient

What does a day in the life of a cancer patient look like? I’m asked this question a lot by people who want a better idea of how to support a loved one who’s living with cancer. A couple of Read more…


Ask For Help even with imperfect faith

Do we need to “have it all together?”So many tragic things happen in this world and in our personal lives, that require us to have faith. What happens when the faith we have is imperfect? The truth is that we Read more…


Prostate Cancer

This past Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day.  Our family had an annual get-together with my husband’s side of the family. I’m so thankful for the men in our lives. It got me thinking about how important men’s health issues are, Read more…


Why people blame God

Today we will look at why people blame God for trials and sufferings in life. This is the second post that looks at Job from the Bible to gain insight into suffering.A few weeks ago, we explored the common (though Read more…


In part one of The Who Cares for the Caregiver series, we learned who caregivers are, We also looked at the affect caring for someone who has cancer or another serious illness, has on them. In Part two, we learned specific Read more…


Ways you can help a caregiver

In part one of The Who Cares for the Caregiver series, we learned who caregivers are, We also looked at the affect caring for someone who has cancer or another serious illness, has on them. In this post, I share Read more…


Caregiver Burnout

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, naturally, the primary concern on everyone’s mind is the patient. As time goes on, the patient’s primary caregiver often begins to experience caregiver burnout. In this series of posts, we will look at who Read more…


Job's Friends

Have you ever heard the term, “Job’s comforters?” If you’ve ever experienced a tragedy, especially one with your health, you’ve likely gotten a dose of what Job’s friends dished out to him.Job was a blameless and upright man (Job 1:1) who Read more…

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