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Posts made in June, 2015

The Ball is Rolling….10 Days!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Read Her Blog | 20 comments

The Ball is Rolling….10 Days!

Ten days! That’s how soon I’ll have my surgery. Yippee!!!!! I’m so excited, so over-the-top thrilled! And I can’t stop praising God for His goodness. In case you’ve been following this journey, here’s an update of what’s happened and what’s happening next: Yesterday, 6.15.15, I had a TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram), which basically takes internal pictures of your heart while you’re under light sedation. This procedure confirmed that I have severe aortic regurgitation and...

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Roar Back

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Most Popular Posts, Read Her Blog | 35 comments

Roar Back

Mid-Saturday morning, I received the most hurtful email. The writer shared how her and her friends read my blog, and she basically surmised in bullet-point format their thoughts on how I had failed as a Christian.  I’ll only repeat a few of their comments…so hang with me. I promise there’s a redeeming reason in why I’m reopening this wound, and why a small part of me is thankful for her gumption to send the message my way. One person said I’d lost my witness...

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Search Me {And Surgery Update}

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Previously Published Articles, Read Her Blog | 6 comments

Search Me {And Surgery Update}

I’ll never forget the day I learned my cancer had returned. Standing in the kitchen, I gripped the phone as my oncologist shared the news. My knees gave out, and I slid to the floor. Deep from within, moans I’d never heard before bellowed out. Shock, fear, and then anger set in as I shouted to God two words: “Why me?” What had I done to deserve this? Looking back, I now see that God had a plan, one which included a great deal of earthly pain on my part, but would eventually turn into...

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