Writing Through Cancer

Writing Through Cancer

Since knowledge of the ovarian cancer reoccurrance I have been getting weekly emails from a writing group faciliated by a writer from San Diego, California.

I recently responded to one of her prompts that involved free verse.  The results below:

Cancer is a startling reality that you may not be living as long as you or others expected.

It is a sharp contrast to a teen’s sense of immortality.

It is a caution and complete abandon to live according to a higher purpose.

Cancer is a prioritizer.

It is a constant presence.

It is a consistent reminder to live each day to the fullest.

It is a reality changer.



I am reminded to trust God with all my heart, and not lean on my own understanding or even the knowledge of the doctors.  I cannot lean on my fears.  God is able to heal me completely.  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday.  Today and Tomorrow.  He is the power, my strength, and the love of my life.  He has and is directing my path.  I am on the journey now.  I continue to walk in full trust of Him who has made me.




Church West Coast Style

Elisha and I attended a worship service at Mary & Rob’s church this morning. Element is the name of the church. WWW.ourelement.org
It was a beautiful experience even though the worship songs were unfamiliar, and the setting was new. God’s word is the same east coast or west, and the word brought forth from the pulpit (a funky looking one to look like something that would have been inside an ancient persian tent of yesteryears) was edifying.
This trip is so relaxing, and I am convinced that this is one of the main purposes of our excursion. Elisha and I have been in desperate need of relaxing. This previous academic year had been so intense, and stressful…even though while in it and taking a day at at time it all seemed okay.
I am grateful to have this much needed rest this summer, and I am thanking God for every moment. We set out for Tacoma, Washington on Tuesday via the sleeper car on Amtrak. Let the adventure continue!