Posted by: bwoof | February 7, 2010


It’s always a stunner when a young person is discovered to have a life-threatening disease.

K’s very recent diagnosis is no exception, and not unlike A’s diagnosis of several years ago which was followed by treatment, remission, then diagnosis again, then now in remission again. Regardless of the 90% cure rate for Stage II, the Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin’s Lymphoma’ diagnosis sure slams into reality in a shocking way. Both K and A are the same age as my own daughter, and K is recently married, just like my own daughter.

So, with heavy heart and many prayers, today I browsed for information about this disease. What I’ve learned is all available on the web so there’s no need to reproduce it here.

But what I want to learn has more to do with K’s quote from Eric Liddell (a famous missionary-athlete from the early 1900’s and hero of Chariots of Fire):

“Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God’s plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins. God’s love is still working. He comes in and takes the calamity and uses it victoriously, working out His wonderful plan of love.

K also notes that she invites us to her ‘journey of faith’ a phrase that is big on my mind these days as I prep for a weekend of talks by that very same title later in March. I shall pay attention…and pray for K and hubby S as they make the most important life-shaping decisions of their lives.

Grateful for:

  • hope

Curious about:

  • CALL and how it will affect literacy at my school
  • March Break plans
  • what would happen if Canadian teachers were affected by Barack Obama’s plan?



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