Category Archives: Hope

Seven Year Survivor

Every October brings back thoughts of my journey through breast cancer–not because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but because it is the month my surgery took place. That seems so long ago and far away now. When I was … Continue reading

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Race for the Cure: Five Years Cancer-Free

I raced in the Komen Race for the Cure in Portland, Oregon on September 20th–celebrating five years cancer-free. It feels good! Lots of others out celebrating and supporting friends, family members, and others. It was a great day! Five years … Continue reading

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Update: Life Goes On

Life goes on, and cancer recedes into the distance. Continue reading

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A Dream

In my dream I was at a writers’ conference (probably Oregon Christian Writers). I walked into a class and sat down, only to suddenly remember that we had an assignment due. “Write down your favorite Bible verse and tell why … Continue reading

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Race for the Cure

Today I found myself surrounded by a sea of pink, and I thought about what it means to march in the Komen Race for the Cure. 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

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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Easter

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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Last Leaves

The last few leaves cling to winter trees, and I am reminded of a story I once read, and of hope that clings to God even when life is dark. Continue reading

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