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
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
Once you've had breast cancer, there is no such thing as a routine mammogram. Maybe it is routine to the medical team. Maybe it is routine to others, but not to you. Today, I had my every six month ritual of driving to the place, checking in, waiting, changing in that tiny dressing room, waiting,… Continue reading A Tiny Sanctuary: The Mammogram Dressing Room
Over the weekend, we watched Unbroken, the true story of World War II POW Louis Zamperini. If you haven't seen the movie or read the book, I won't spoil it for you. Just know that for years, Mr. Zamperini endured one horror after another from sharks to gunfire to hunger and beatings. My takeaway from the movie… Continue reading Gripey or Grateful?
Yesterday I preached a sermon on anxiety. First though, I arrived at the church where I was preaching with 10 minutes to spare and then noticed I didn't actually have my sermon notes with me. This is a very anxiety producing feeling. What occurred in the next 15 minutes was a flurry of me driving,… Continue reading Mammogram Monday