When a woman you know faces cancer… Part 2

Loving women in our churches and communities that are fighting and surviving cancer can be hard. We don’t always know what to do or what to say. We want to be helpful and encouraging, but we’re unsure of what, when, or how to do so. Today I’ve asked a friend to share some encouragement “do’s and don’t’s” . Just over a year ago my friend underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgeries. She’s spent the last year recovering. … [Read more...]

When a woman you know faces cancer… Part 1

In August of 2014 I had my first mammogram. At my age I have several friends who have found spots, endured biopsies, and even one who has gotten the dreaded cancer diagnosis. My ultrasound showed some areas of concern and I was called in for a follow-up ultra-sound. The tears, the fears, and the prayers that followed gave way to waves of relief when I found out that the ultrasound allowed the technician to see that there was no further … [Read more...]