Listen to the Mockingbird!

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Storms can leave a muddy mess, but we can rise - even glide above it all. The poet Carl Sandburg once said, “There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.” In the fiercest storm of my life, my Stage IV cancer battle, wallowing in the mud was easy, yet wallowing made everything harder. On the other hand, praising God was hard at first, but made coping much easier.

Keep Calm and Cry Out to Jesus

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Sometimes life's pain can be so physically and/or emotionally draining that something needs to give... quickly. When even the best of human efforts makes little difference, there is always something we can do - "cry out" to the Lord.

Lighten Your Load in 2013

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What is true for physical limits “carries” over to spiritual and emotional limits. We can only haul so many burdens before control squirts out of our hands. Nerves shatter. Tempers are lost. We stumble under the weight.

The Battle for Your Mind

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We can’t prevent doubts and fears from popping into our thoughts, especially when we're going through a major crisis like fighting cancer. Yet we are not victims - we do not have to give in to destructive voices.