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About susanmaas

I grew up in the green state of Oregon, coming to love the birds, flowers, and other wild things of the woods. Our family homeschooled for sixteen years, spending wonderful vacations at the beach or camping in the western United States and British Columbia. For most of my adult life, I have been a part-time writer, creating personal experience stories, homeschooling articles, devotionals, Sunday school curriculum, and children's stories and books. I enjoy looking for signs of the eternal in nature and the small, everything events in our lives.

Six Month Check-up

Last time I saw my oncologist was on a warm, sunny day—or at least it should have been, being in July. I don’t really remember. Last Friday I was scheduled to see him again. Because the only opening that worked … Continue reading

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When Fog Rolls In

When life takes us through a fog bank, it can seem like the whole world is gray and gloomy. But what will we find if we keep moving on? Continue reading

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Worse than Having Cancer

As bad as it can be having cancer, recently I have come to believe there is something worse, something harder to bear. And yet even there, hope remains. Continue reading

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Normal. It has such a nice ring to it. “Your recent mammogram was normal,” the letter from my health provider stated. I read the sentence a couple more times to make sure I got it right. Normal. How comforting, how … Continue reading

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Not in this Fight Alone: Guest Post by David Haas

One very important aspect of cancer recovery is being able to express your fears, pains and anxiety. Going through cancer is no easy task, but it definitely helps to have someone who understands what you are going through to talk … Continue reading

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Moving on…Kind of

My main cancer treatment is over, and I’m glad to be finished with it. Life has kept me busy with other things since then, everyday things like work and family. I don’t think about cancer much any more–well, except when … Continue reading

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Today is Easter, my favorite day of the year. Easter, or more precisely, the Resurrection, is the event that gives me hope, the center of a faith I could not live without. It’s kind of like reading a really good … Continue reading

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