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Pivot! Starting Phase 2 Chemo.

I will write more later, but my doctors and I have regrouped! I’m starting Phase 2 (of 2) of chemotherapy tomorrow, September 29.   Continue reading “Pivot! Starting Phase 2 Chemo.”

Lewis/Tolkien/Dyson Friendiversary

On September 20, 1931 (85 years ago today) C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Hugo Dyson had one of those life-changing discussions amongst friends. They were 32, 39, and 35, respectively.  Continue reading “Lewis/Tolkien/Dyson Friendiversary”

Giving Thanks

I finished Phase 1 of my chemotherapy treatment two weeks ago! My friend Lauren and my mom were there, and I got to “ring the bell!” (There is actually a real bell you get to ring when you finish a treatment. The infusion center staff comes and cheers. It is cute.)  Continue reading “Giving Thanks”

In the Core and Center of Their Hearts

“For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God Himself, and unless and until the hearers find God in personal experience they are not the better for having heard the truth. The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.”

A.W. Tozer

Being a Mom With Cancer

During my college course SMAD 256: Principles of Advertising, our professor organized us into groups and we competed to have our campaign chosen by the University Health Center. I will say that the class was challenging and a little stressful, but in a fun way. Once, as my group (which happened to be comprised of all women) met to brainstorm logos for our “agency,” one woman confessed, “Guys, I don’t know why I’m doing this. All I want to do is be a mom.” I remember looking at her wide-eyed, shocked.  Continue reading “Being a Mom With Cancer”

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Last Saturday morning I took a shower, and I was like, “Oh boy. There it goes.” Lots of hair was coming out in my hands.  Continue reading “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”

My First Chemo Treatment

My first chemotherapy treatment was almost two weeks ago, on July 22. This is a recap of what went down.  Continue reading “My First Chemo Treatment”

Getting Ready for Chemotherapy

I wanted to call this post “STOP. Chemo Time!” but I was concerned readers wouldn’t get the MC Hammer reference. Would you have?! (Respond in the comments below. Wink.) Continue reading “Getting Ready for Chemotherapy”

A Cool Post From She Reads Truth

…I don’t think God spreads our faces across a board, separating His children into categories of “suffering” and “celebrating.” Instead, He just claims us as “His,” over and over again…

Read the full devotional here: http://shereadstruth.com/2016/07/14/paul-taken-to-rome/

(It’s really good.)

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