There I was, stranded.
I'd just picked up my daughter from school and the car wouldn't start. A little help from the Auto Club and my mechanic and thankfully, my car was running again.
But, what about the unexpected challenges in life which do more than you leave you stranded? What about the challenges that threaten your job, your marriage . . . or your life?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
Joni Eareckson Tada was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. When she underwent treatment for stage 3 breast cancer, little did she realize God was preparing her to minister powerfully to others.
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Joni recently recorded a week of "Joni and Friends®" radio programs (October 1-5) about her battle with breast cancer. In these messages, Joni shares about the questions and struggles that arise in the face of suffering and as is always Joni's commitment, her messages point to a deeper trust and hope in the God who provides.
(If you don't currently air "Joni and Friends®" and want to carry this special series, contact me for more information.)
Though my worst challenge this week was being stranded in front of the elementary school, I know that in this world, we will have trouble . . . trouble beyond being temporarily stranded. All the more reason I'm thankful for spiritual heroes like Joni who remind us that because of Jesus, we can live by faith . . . regardless of what we face.
Lee Ann Jackson
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P.S. To further minister to those facing breast cancer, the ministry is making available a brand new brochure, "Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Life After Shock." Contact me for details if you'd like copies for your radio listening family.Download Promo Pack File »