In the late summer of 2015, one of my precious family members was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). We are all leaning heavily on our Lord Jesus Christ for strength and guidance as we walk through the next two and a half years of treatment and beyond. We believe that God is sovereign over all things and that if He allows cancer to touch our lives, He will use it for good — in some way, somehow, some day.
Being thrown into a cancer treatment program is scary and confusing. These entries are informative and devotional in nature, for the support of Christian families and others seeking faith in the fight against cancer. The informative entries are specific to childhood leukemia, but the devotional entries apply to all those affected by cancer.
My blog is entitled Hope’s Stones because in Old Testament times, God’s people were instructed to gather memorial stones to be placed together when something important happened and God intervened. Every time they saw the pile of stones, it would remind them of God’s faithfulness to them in a chapter of their story. The Lord has already shown His faithfulness to our family as we’ve walked this very difficult road. I view each of the life lessons recorded in this blog as another “Stone of Hope”. May they stand as a memorial to our faithful God who never leaves us or forsakes us.
Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
When you walk through the fire you shall not be burned
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Lord Jesus, in this battle against cancer,
teach us all to fear less and trust You more.