"Adventures in Adversity"

"My cancer journey taught me to look at things through the eyes of a child." Adventures in Adversity | www.CompassionThatCompels.org
by Amber Swenson Now that I am on the other side of a cancer diagnosis, I often sit back and reflect on the last year of my life. As I consider my year of early-morning snuggles and gummy bear kisses, I mostly think about how my diagnosis affected my sweet boys. Read More

"What NOT to Say to a Cancer Patient"

What NOT to Say to Someone Facing Cancer | CompassionThatCompels.org

by Nancy Backues  

I get it. Cancer is one of those words. You know the ones no one likes to say, or hear, about yourself, a loved one, or a complete stranger. And no one knows quite what to say in response to it.

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"You Are Not Alone: PTSD after Cancer"

I will make a pathway through the wilderness. Isaiah 43:19 | ComassionThatCompels.org/blog

by Katie Poole

I ran my hands gently across our new boxer puppy’s dark fur. He was so soft, but I knew in time his brindle coat would grow wirey and scratchy. I plucked at a spot on his neck, testing how bad he might shed as he grew older. A few short, dark hairs landed in my palm. My breath caught in my chest, my eyes fogged up, time stopped.

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"My Big, Fat Mouth: The Power of Words"

They were a joy, my heart's delight. Jeremiah 15:16 | CompassionThatCompels.org
by Kristianne Stewart

Words are powerful. Written or spoken, they release an emotional response. A few years ago, on a particular spring day, I decided to put my mouth on a diet. Not a diet in the traditional sense of what I was eating, but rather, what I was consuming. I was beginning to have a big, fat mouth because I was eating a lot of my own words and other people’s words. I had been swallowing them whole and letting them ferment in my spirit for my entire life.

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