Seven years ago this week I was recovering from breast cancer surgery. I had just reluctantly told family members, friends, my colleagues and congregation about my diagnosis. I had not yet started radiation or the five years of treatment which would follow. Actually, I didn't even know the treatment plan. I was freaked out, scared… Continue reading I’m With You
She called with the most devastating news. Her 15-year-old great nephew, David, had taken his own life. My stomach dropped. I sat down to be able to hear what she was telling me. Rhonda and I are breast cancer friends. Despite living in the same community, we'd never met until we were both diagnosed with… Continue reading A Mom’s Broken Heart
It's that time of year when pink takes over sports, products, articles and all facets of media as we focus on how breast cancer has or will change the lives of 1 in 8 women and many men. Yes, I know some people don't like the pink emphasis, but I do. Six years ago at… Continue reading The Power of Pink
In Texas, the past week has been horrendous with a major hurricane hitting our coast and flooding cities. Weather watchers now report that two more hurricanes are now gearing up. Our country is going through some things too. And, our world is teetering in several places on the edge of serious conflicts/wars. People are going… Continue reading Sparkles
Sometimes there are just seasons of emotional ups and downs. Sometimes you and I just get into times of being stretched, challenged or pushed just a little too far. One unfortunate thing about being in such a season is that the high emotions make it difficult to realize we are in a time like no other and… Continue reading Emotionally Able
Jesus said, "I came that you might have life and have it in its fullness." John 10:10 Oprah said, "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." I love it when my favorite people agree on things. With our new grandson, we are in a season of… Continue reading Celebrate!
Five years ago today I found a lump in my breast. I was 49 years old and completely unprepared for the journey that would follow. For some reason, I never dreamed that cancer could happen to me at that point in my life. In some ways I had it easy, only a lumpectomy, only one lymph… Continue reading Five Years