It has been way too long since I have done any writing. Too, too long… First, I am health and happy! My health is good, although I dramatically underestimated how long it would be for me to feel like myself again. Of course, I will never be the same…cancer just changes you…but I feel clear… Continue reading New Blog Up and Running
Dear Members and Friends of Church of the Good Shepherd (COGS), United Church of Christ of Ann Arbor, MI: I am in awe of you. I’m not one to try to find the silver lining in having breast cancer. Cancer sucks. I’m not one to wax romantic about all the lessons I have learned about life because of… Continue reading An Open Letter to My Congregation
I have had a mean case of writer’s block. I mean the can’t-even-open-my-computer kind of writer’s block. (Side note: I don’t really consider myself a writer. I am a dabbler in blogging who has found this unique little niche on which to reflect–pastor, mama, wife and breast cancer. A writer has writer’s block. Not a… Continue reading Where ’tis my inspiration?
This is a blog post written for the Huffington Post Religion page. Because I am inviting a new audience into this shared journey, there may been moments of redundancy to some of you who know my story. Still, I hope it is meaningful to you. Actually, Jesus said it first. And the great Jewish prophets said… Continue reading “Don’t be afraid,” said my dear friend, Marques…
I am back at work. Not for good, but for a few weeks until my surgery date in early September. Yes, it was finally scheduled. (See my complain-y blog post Nine weeks and counting… for a refresher, if you dare!) Being back feels wonderful and bizarre. It feels wonderful because today I opened my study bible that I use… Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again…For Awhile
WARNING: Following blog post filled with whining and anxiety. Writer is surrendering to a cancer-fueled, impatience-inspired pity party. Read at your own risk. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on May 22, 2015 at the ripe old age of 42. That was 9 weeks ago and simply put, 9 weeks is a long, long time in… Continue reading 9 weeks and counting
This week in the car, Josiah and I were talking about the day. I was taking him to day camp and he asked where I was going after dropping him off. I told him that I had a doctor’s appointment. He said, with a bit of impatience, “Again?” “Yes again,” I said, “but the good news is that… Continue reading The Indignity of It All