"You will waste your cancer if you spend too much time reading about cancer and not enough time reading about God.
When you are diagnosed with cancer, it is difficult trying to refrain from spending time on the internet researching and trying to learn all you can know about the disease. Now, there is nothing wrong with being informed. However, if it begins taking time away from time reading about God and if it begins taking time away from being able to cherish the special moments I do have here on earth with my precious family, then it can become a problem. Honestly, I have not been looking much up about this cancer, because I am fearful to see certain grim statistics about life expectancy, etc. Another important part of Jon Piper's article states, "You will waste your cancer if you seek comfort from your odds rather than from God." For me, that means not even seeing my "odds". To be completely honest, my stomach hurts when I think about my odds. I need to rely on the comforting thought that God is Sovereign and has designed this cancer for me.
We missed church on Sunday, because I was pretty ill with bronchitis. I went to the doctor early Sunday morning to get an antibiotic. A friend in our small group said that it was almost like the sermon we missed was directed at our current situation. So, Drew and I watched the sermon on youtube with his parents on Monday night. It is such an awesome message and I truly did feel it was directed at me. The title is, "Jesus, the Person of Power--Raiser of the Dead". Here it is in case you are interested: