A spiritual network of sources and devotions for daily strength.
GriefShare and Surviving the Holidays are bereavement and grief services provided by Calvary Bible Church in Neenah offering support and/or services to those who are grieving or have experienced the death of a loved one. GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, and includes a video seminar and small group discussion to interact and share with others. The non-denominational group features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. The free program is a 13-week session, which is ongoing (but does not meet in January or February); every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and individuals may join at any time. There is a DVD series available. Contact Debbie Smoll, Facilitator, at (920) 725-3896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chaplains On Hand offers 24/7 spiritual comfort and support to anyone, regardless of religious beliefs. It was created for those facing illness and grief and for caregivers. The website offers information and the ability to chat with a chaplain and submit a prayer request. Twelve board certified chaplains from the Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish faiths are available. To connect, log on the website or call 844-CHAPLAIN (844-242-7524) toll-free.
In the Midst: Devotions for your cancer journey.
Guest Contributor: Harry Shields In the fall of 2011 my wife and I entered a most unexpected chapter in the story of our lives. I had just completed a two-month sabbatical. We were returning to ministry, rested and enthusiastic about the years ahead. But on a sunny afternoon in September, Carol called to inform me […]
When you hear the words, “inner core” what do you think of? The hot lava of a volcano? The toxic core of a nuclear reactor? To me, my “inner core” is that deep strength that gets me through all that life can bring. And when you hear the words, “you have cancer” you need all […]
I’ve recently come to realize that my body produces tumor-like objects – so far all benign but this last one will require frequent MRIs. Family history led me to help others on the cancer journey – partly to come to terms with the word and prepare for it to hit me. What I’ve come to […]
A note from Brenda: I recently attended a Contemporary Christian concert featuring several musicians. One gentleman humbly approached the stage and stated, “12 years ago I was given 5 years to live; I have an incurable cancer.” Post-diagnosis, Tim Timmons married and now has four children. He gave me permission to share thoughts from his […]
It’s the beginning of November and it seems that we have jumped from Halloween to Christmas in one fell swoop. I’ve dubbed it the “Hallowmas” effect. What in the world ever happened to Thanksgiving? When did it loose its prominence on the holiday meter? One holiday blurs into another and this year Hanukkah and Thanksgiving […]
Let’s face it; most of us don’t like change. As creatures of habit we prefer our safe routines. The unknown is fearful…and cancer is full of the unknown. A doctor friend of mine removed a mole on the back of my leg in September of 2012. A week later as I waited in his office […]
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