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HELP!! I’ve got cancer and I’m cracking up!

2017-02-16T00:44:20+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is the desperate letter from my friend that started it all (used with her permission). Hi Aldyth This is just a very quick email to ask for your help. Since I have had the news of the cancer I am a wreck and in tears at the drop of a hat, which is definitely not [...]

Dear God, they say it’s cancer!

2017-02-16T00:44:24+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Health, Hearing God, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I have lived in Ghana, Zambia and Burkina Faso for the last 12 years. We originally moved to Ghana because my husband accepted a position with a company there. Because we were going to Ghana, I went for a full medical check-up, which included a mammogram. To my horror, I found out that I had [...]

When things go wrong

2017-02-16T00:44:35+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Categories: Faith, Perseverance, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sometimes God seems far away Have you noticed that even when we’ve made the decision to put our trust fully in God, there are still times when things go wrong and God seems far away? Remember the last time the storm rolled in and hit you head on. Maybe it was a frightening doctor’s report, a lost [...]

Finding rest

2017-02-16T00:44:49+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, Perseverance, Rest, Suffering|Tags: , , , , |

I was out in the village yesterday, sitting on a mat on the floor of the church structure, when the young man who was teaching started reading from the book of Matthew. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn [...]

Broken worriers, brave warriors: Slaying the dragon of suffering

2017-09-22T00:54:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Suffering, Testimony, Trusting God|Tags: , |

Our eldest son, Cameron, was born blind I had seen the dragon of suffering at a distance. Smelt the smoke when it spat fire on other people’s lives. But the first time it breathed ugly in my face was when our eldest son, Cameron, was born blind. When I look back on the days and [...]

Perseverance

2017-09-22T00:55:35+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Categories: Faith, God's Provision, Perseverance, Suffering|Tags: , , |

You’ve probably read the story of Hannah in the Bible (see 1 Samuel chapter 1). Hannah was a woman who struggled with perseverance not only physically, but emotionally as well. The Bible tells us God had closed her womb. Her husband Elkanah had another wife, Peninnah, who in turn had several children. This meant that [...]

What I have learned on the cancer journey with my husband

2017-09-22T00:56:03+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Hard Times, Marriage, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering|Tags: , , , , |

I have been on a cancer journey with my husband for 8 years In fact, in the space of 10 days, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, my wonderful father died, and my daughter lost a long awaited IVF pregnancy. It was a traumatic time. To his credit, my husband is a very determined man. [...]

Echoes of joy from our lament!

2017-09-22T00:56:18+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Perseverance, Praise, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The moment my life changed! Jay's car! A big burly police officer was standing at my front door. I smiled at him, thinking he was there to collect money for the police force after the tragic events of 9/11. “Are you Mrs. Alexander?’ he asked respectfully. “Yes!” I responded quizzically. Then the words [...]

When you are undone by depression

2017-09-22T00:56:26+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Suffering, Trials|Tags: , , , |

I was 21, and contemplating and standing in the dog food aisle, when I realised that I did not want to kill myself anymore. I remember the moment clearly; I can even picture the bag of dog food I was examining when I realised that I did not want to die, that I wanted to [...]

Can I really do all things through Christ?

2017-09-22T00:56:41+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Categories: Contentment, Overcoming, Perseverance, Suffering, Trials|Tags: , , , , , |

Paul was in prison when he wrote Philippians I love the book of Philippians! It is full of encouragement and exhortation for our daily lives. What makes it such an exceptional epistle, in my view, is that when Paul wrote this letter it was from his prison cell where conditions were dismal and he was deprived [...]

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