When God Shows Up

When God Shows Up

I’m sure the nurse heard the strain in my voice when she called to inform me of a surgery date to remove the mass—the culprit of my stage 4 ovarian cancer diagnosis. “Can’t we move the date up? I asked. “Waiting until July 7th would make it over six weeks from my last...
The Holiness Dare

The Holiness Dare

Holy. The word has tumbled around my brain often during this cancer journey.  Let me stop right here. Cancer has not magically turned me into some kind of sage or guru. The Lord is using what was intended for evil to bring about good for HIS glory. Anything of...
The #1 Lesson I’ve Learned Through Cancer

The #1 Lesson I’ve Learned Through Cancer

Tears stream down my face as I write. It’s an “ugly cry”. You know, the snot dangling from your nose, and broken capillaries around your eyes kind of ugly. But I don’t care because I’m a woman on a mission. I want the world to know. This is a message that I cannot...
What Are The Odds?

What Are The Odds?

A line from The Hunger Games, the megahit book series turned blockbuster movies, has been rolling around in my brain since I received a stage four ovarian cancer diagnosis.  “May the odds be ever in your favor.” It’s a ridiculous thing to say to twelve young...
Living in the NOW (even with Ovarian Cancer)

Living in the NOW (even with Ovarian Cancer)

Daily life has dramatically changed since my diagnosis with stage four ovarian cancer, as you can imagine. I went from a full calendar of plans for writing more books in my Beauties from Ashes series and a children’s book, articles and interviews, volunteer ministry,...
Accepting Help

Accepting Help

Since my diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer in early February, I have received an outpouring of prayers, cards, gifts, love, and support. It fills my heart with joy to have so many people that care. But if I’m being completely honest, I have also found myself a bit...

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