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I Had Chemo the Next Day, but Boy did I Ever Thunder Up!

Feeling blessed that Fox Sports and Thunder NBA wanted to write about this journey. I thought a sign that helped me share with a large crowd why I was bald might get on the big screen but I didn't imagine the interest it has received!  Link to Thunder NBA article ...

Easter Haircut

Benjamin never thought he would be giving his wife a hair cut for Easter Sunday. What I did have was getting long and awkward.. Just Sayin!...

Prayer and Anticipation

I have completed four cycles of chemo now (1 cycle= 3 separate infusions). I was so nervous about this last cycle, and it is a miracle what God did in me once I made it out the door of my house Wednesday. I was throwing up and barely walking, but as I...

Downtrodden but Not Destroyed

Dear Friends, The affects of chemo on one's body are great. I find that with each treatment my body becomes weaker, and yet even though I have breakdowns over how I feel and what is left to endure my spirit grows stronger. Many of you know the anticipated side effects of chemo;...

Look for the silver Lining

I had no idea my high school friend and I would be blowing up in the "Thundering Up" world today. I was so blessed  by the excitement of last night, and thank God for the opportunities He presents to spread His Light! God, along with my good friend Torrey James were by...

Trusting

An update for my friends and family; Yesterday the doctor called, they called to tell me my white cell count is low, which is nothing new to these ears. What was different is they become concerned when white counts are around 500. Mine have been around 400, but according to my blood draw...

How I Learned I Had Ovarian Cancer

How did I learn I had  Stage IV Ovarian Cancer?  Well, I had pain for many years, and I remember as early as high school (01 graduate) being told I had Ovarian Cysts, which doctors wanted to regulate with birth control.  They said it would alleviate the problem, but in...

A Father Writes about His Daughter’s Cancer

My dad is the senior pastor of Brookings Church of the Nazarene in Brookings, OR. He has been in the ministry longer than I have been alive, which is almost thirty years now. My dad is many things; an artist, a story teller, a counselor, a preacher, a cartoonist, and...

Clinging to The Cross

My Clinging Cross I can now say "I am halfway done" with the bad chemo! I am so thankful that I have made it this far, and as far as the credit for getting here I bestow on our Heavenly Father.  The picture above is of a clinging cross given to me as a...