Last year I celebrated Christmas quietly at home with just my husband, my children, and my mother-in-law. My body was weak from six rounds of chemo and I was emotionally drained from the battle we were waging–both physically and spiritually– for my health. But my spirit remained joyful–hopeful.
I saw Christmas in a new light. Sure, I had a new perspective on what truly matters in life, as often happens when you face a crisis. But more than a revelation on the value of life, I had a new perspective on the whole purpose of Christmas. Suddenly, it was more than a simple story of faith. It was now a glaring declaration of God’s love for us…for you, for me, for each of us individually.
It wasn’t long after that weary Christmas Day that I received a Compassion Bag from Compassion That Compels. Since then, I’ve been privileged to write for their ministry and have grown to love Kristianne and her heart for women battling cancer.
This year, I will gather with all my family and celebrate Christmas CANCER FREE!! I’m talking about it over at Compassion That Compels…won’t you join me there? While you’re there, consider sponsoring a Compassion Bag for someone battling cancer. She’ll appreciate it more than you’ll know…trust me. And maybe next year, she’ll be sharing her own story of victory!
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9 thoughts on “A Cancer Free Christmas”
PRAISE the LORD!!! Those are wonderful words to read. Very touching message you wrote too. So true!!
I serve alongside Kristianne. I have been so blessed to be a part of Compassion That Compels. We love you and we appreciate you sharing your ‘battle’ with all of us. We pray for all of our Overcomers and are thankful when we here how God is answering our prayers. Your testimony confirms HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!!!!
Thank you, Mama Rosie! xoxo Nancy
Nancy….You are a Force and Energy that lifts many people up. just wanted you to know that. pk
Thank you, Paul!
SO happy you are cancer free!! Praise God! Enjoy your Christmas, my friend. Your testimony of this journey has been beautiful and inspiring. (((Hugs)))
I am SO happy you tagged me in your Intentional Food post because I have really enjoyed reading through your site. It’s always such a joy to meet another believer who is sharing her faith and as a result is providing hope and encouragement to others. What an amazing journey – I am praising God with you for His goodness in helping you recover from cancer and how He has used it to deepen your faith and your ministry as a light to others. It is such a joy to meet you and I hope to get to know you better! Blessings to you! 🙂 Kelly
Kelly, thank you so much for your kind and generous words. I look forward to getting to know you better as well! ~Nancy