Showing posts from September, 2018

From Blogger to Author

Today I found some time to continue a project started too long ago - although a project I feel is important.

I am in the process of writing a book about my journey of living life with faith and cancer. I hope to include some of the insights and details outlined in this blog as well as other things I did not blog about.

I am avoiding the copy-and-paste temptation from the blog, but am re-writing everything so that it fits together as one narrative.

Please pray that I am able to keep focused on this task; that I will be able to find a publisher interested in publishing it; that it will reach millions of people around the world, bringing them hope in a time of despair and light in a place of darkness.

Thank you for your continued support and for continuing to read and comment on this blog. I appreciate it.

Elevating the Conversation around Cancer

A couple of days ago, on the morning of the 5th September 2018, Rachel Bland passed away peacefully at home almost two years after being diagnosed with cancer.

She was a BBC presenter and her diagnosis prompted her to start a podcast about cancer called 'You Me and the Big C' #YouMeBigC and she also documented her journey on a blog that went on to win some awards.

I must be honest and admit that I hadn't heard of Rachel before news of her death swept across the news cycle. However, I am moved by the way in which she made use of the time she had left.

After my own diagnosis (of cancer), I am very conscious of the time I have left - although I have no idea how long that will be. Like Rachel, I too look to offer what support and comfort I can to those suffering with the disease as well as those family members around them who also suffer but in a different way. My honest and open sharing of what happened to me (as well as what has happened since) I hope will bring understandi…