The Audacity of Hope

Back in October of last year I was invited to talk to the Puyallup chapter of Aglow International. I had recorded the whole thing on my little GoPro, but then it just kind of sat there. And sat there. Until now. This weaves together my story with Psalms 42-43 and some thoughts on hope. I call it “The Audacity of …

Prayer wth candle

Prayer Update 13

Long, long ago, in a place not so far from here, I offered you prayer updates for wonderful people who very much needed your prayers. However, in the weeks and then months that followed, I grew distracted with other things, and wrote other posts, and the prayer list began to gather dust. It wasn’t that I stopped praying for anyone …

Prayer wth candle

Prayer Page Update 5

Here we are with another update to the prayer page. First off, we have a new friend to pray for. Larry Stefano has dealt with cancer before, but he has just been informed that there is a new spot on his hip. It is either bladder cancer or prostate cancer. If it is prostate cancer, he could have 8+ more …

Prayer wth candle

Prayer Page Update 4

There are some incredibly awesome highs and very low lows in today’s update.  So, if this post feels a bit like a roller coaster, my apologies. In the last prayer page update we met Terri Carrell.  At that point she was lined up to have a highly invasive surgery that would remove her whole left lung, take a very long …

Prayer wth candle

Prayer Page Update 2

Hello everyone!  Here is a new update for the prayer page.  Thank you so much for the overwhelming response to this page: it is such a blessing to me and everyone who is affected by your prayers. I don’t have many updates on current friends on the page, but I do have several new ones.  First of all, let’s be …

Prayer wth candle

Prayer Page Update

First of all, I want to thank you for making the prayer page a success. I’ve gotten some great responses from this page, and I appreciate you taking the time to pray for these great people. Second, I have a number of updates for you. There are new people who desperately need your prayers, and I also have updates on …

Prayer wth candle

Introducing the Prayer Page

I hate cancer. Perhaps that’s not a huge surprise, but it’s true. And as such, I want to do everything in my power to destroy it. To that end, I would like to introduce you to a new page on Life Springs: The Prayer Page. Here you will find people who are in the process of overcoming illness and disease, …

Lives Intertwined

Cross-Stitched Lives

Just over ten years ago essentially every deep, lifelong friend I’d had walked away from me and my family.  They did this because the group of churches I had grown up in told them to, and they were informed that anyone who talked to us would be tossed out along with us. With a couple of exceptions, I haven’t talked …

Byron and Sarah

The Cancer Journal Part Four

(This is Part Four of The Cancer Journal.  You can read Part One here, Part Two here, and Part Three here!) Two days passed following the PET scan.  I tried to push the technician’s look out of my mind, but without much success.  And so we came to Friday evening.  I was driving when the doctors’ office called, and because …

Byron with the Girls

The Cancer Journal Part Three

(This is Part Three of the Cancer Journal.  You can find Part One here and Part Two here.) We went into treatment.  Prior to starting, though, we were told the laundry list of side effects.  These included, but were not limited to: Nerve Damage Heart Damage Lung Damage Severe Fatigue Demolished White Blood Cell Counts Demolished Red Blood Cell Counts …