Cancer

Cancer is a life-changing experience. It changes how we view ourselves and our future. It changes our daily routine—perhaps for a few months, perhaps for as long as we live. It may change the kind of work we do or where and how we live. And, as is true for all long-term trials, cancer changes our relationships. We hope that you find encouragement and endurance for your journey here.

Cancer

Encouraging Words – Trials

May 31, 2017

Through The Trials Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it...

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Encouraging Words – Waiting

May 31, 2017

Waiting The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down. GENESIS 8:3 (NIV) The waters of t...

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Glimpses of Heaven Part I

April 24, 2017

God my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me c...

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Polishing the Treasure of Relationships: The Starting Point

January 9, 2015

I have learned to go to God first when a relationship hits a rough spot. Every time I try to handle it on my own, I muck it up. WIFE OF A CANCER PATIE...

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My Most Unexpected Treasure

October 22, 2014

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;don’t try to figure out everything on your own.Listen for God’s voice in everything you do,everywhere you go;H...

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Fuel for Enduring

September 2, 2014

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the thr...

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Truth: Our Window To A New Perspective

March 26, 2014

“… And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” JOHN 8:32 (NLT) Janette and Bill needed a fresh start so the chance to move out of s...

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving

February 7, 2014

Early one morning, Gehazi, servant of the prophet Elisha, decided to take a walk around the city of Dothan. He was greatly dismayed to discover that d...

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When Life is Hard

September 25, 2013

A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day. PROVERBS 15:13 (THE MESSAGE) The topic of conversation...

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Weathering the Winds of Change

August 2, 2011

I really struggle with surrendering my plans to God. Surrender feels like weakness to me. That’s why I’ve memorized this quote by Henrietta Mears: “Th...

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A Treasure Prepared in the Darkness

July 11, 2011

An outgoing and gregarious teenager, Michelle Dacus was president of her school’s Christian Club and active in her church. She looked forward to...

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How Do You Know You Will Go To Heaven?

May 31, 2011

I’ll never forget the day the doctors looked at Jan and me and said, “You have cancer!” I didn’t want cancer, I wanted to live...

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Discovering the Hope of Heaven

May 1, 2011

by Jan Dravecky And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 When I was a child, I could grasp the idea of God a little bit; I though...

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Give Up Your Self

April 16, 2011

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. JOHN 15:12-13 (...

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Anger is Part of the Ride

April 12, 2011

And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. EPHESIANS ...

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Be Inspired by the Faith of Others

April 12, 2011

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” JOHN 20:29 When dealing...

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And You Find Yourself Alone

April 9, 2011

We know that the cancer battle isn’t always fought amidst a company of family members and friends. Some who face cancer fight on a very lonely battle-...

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How Family & Friends Can Help

April 9, 2011

Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved? Job 30:25 When cancer takes up residence in a home, caring friends and extend...

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A Glimpse Into a Child’s World

April 2, 2011

There’s no such thing as a small soul. Anonymous Children may be small in stature, but we adults make a critical error if we assume that their smaller...

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I Thought It Was Only Us

April 2, 2011

by Jan Dravecky When Dave had cancer, it seemed as if it was just happening to us—to Dave, the children, and me. It wasn’t until years later that I be...

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Nurturing Your Marriage

April 2, 2011

Pray together consistently. Prayer is a great source of strength and unity for any couple, and it can be particularly helpful when you face a crisis. ...

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All in the Family

March 27, 2011

And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it… The apostle Paul referring to the family of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:26 Many people...

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God Understands

February 13, 2011

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we es...

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A Burden Shared is a Burden Diminished

January 19, 2011

by Jan and Dave DraveckyBear one another’s burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ. GALATIANS 6:2Cancer is a life-changing experience. It changes ...

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Walking the Path of Encouragement

January 7, 2011

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 JOHN 3:18 (NIV) We know that comforting those who hurt is difficult and unfamili...

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Assessing the Damage After the Storm

January 7, 2011

My days have passed, my plans are shattered, and so are the desires of my heart. Job 17:11 At what she calls “the naive age of 20,” Sally ...

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