Take Courage

A couple of years ago I was faced with a difficult situation when my mom was diagnosed with colon cancer. At the time of her diagnosis she was living with my brother and his wife, who had just sold their home and were making plans to build another home within the...

Anchor of our Soul

“For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” (I Corinthians 5:1) Approximately ten years ago, one of my dear friends, Jodi, was diagnosed with cancer. When she...
Holding My Breath

Holding My Breath

Pat’s Story: It seems far away now but my story starts with a headache, a really bad headache. Then followed the doctors, the meds, the hospital, the MRIs.  Time seemed to move so very fast, and then suddenly, Easter Sunday 2005, my world screeched to a halt. We...
Losing My Best Example

Losing My Best Example

Kathryn’s Story: As the baby girl of four children I always had a special relationship with my mom. Long after my siblings had left for college, I would lay my head in her lap in the evenings and enjoy feeling her hands playing with my hair. She was my sense of...