A few weeks ago, a package arrived at my door. Since I hadn’t recently ordered anything, and Christmas was long gone, I was a bit puzzled. What I found inside amazed me and overwhelmed me:
Someone had blessed me with the following:
Jesus Calling devotional
Scripture Candy Soft Mints
Chick-fil-A gift card
Beautiful, durable tote bag
The only note inside was from a sweet woman whom I had never met. Kristianne explained that a friend had requested this gift to encourage me in my battle with cancer. Her hand-written note said she was praying for me; her words were so genuine, I knew she really was.
Thanks to the power of the world wide web, I quickly found Kristianne’s organization, Compassion That Compels and learned her story. What began as a simple request from a woman facing cancer has turned into a powerful ministry, offering hope and a “warm hug” to women who are in the fight of their lives.
Kristianne contacted me a few days later and a beautiful friendship began to unfold over the phone and across the miles. She had been following my writing, and when she asked me to consider doing a guest post for her blog, I didn’t have to think twice. I was in. So today I would love for you to join me over at Kristianne’s where I’m talking about what you should never say to a cancer patient.
And if you know someone who is facing this terrible battle, why not make her day a little more special by requesting a Compassion Bag for her. Or consider helping Kristianne by sponsoring Compassion Bags for those women she lovingly calls cancer overcomers…because, afterall, that is what we are. 🙂
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Plus: Read the full story of my journey through cancer to healing in Unshakable: Finding Faith to Weather the Storm. Available now at Amazon.