“Katie Hubbard, Beloved Child of God” S03 | E17

In the previous podcast, we found Katie Hubbard struggling with the idea that her life, taken by cancer, might be dispensable. Here, we find her breakthrough as she writes out, Romans 8:38: “For I am persuaded that … death … shall not be able to separate us from the love of God.” She goes on… Continue reading “Katie Hubbard, Beloved Child of God” S03 | E17

“I Feel Shaken To The Core” S03 | E16

Katie Hubbard grapples with the distressing notion that cancer might kill her, and God might regard her life as “dispensable.” In her words: “I feel shaken to the core. I feel sad. I just feel totally dispensable. How do you face your life being taken away? Not being here at all?! It might not even… Continue reading “I Feel Shaken To The Core” S03 | E16

Most of the Things We Desire Leave Us Empty When They Become Ours S03 | E15

In her journey with cancer, Katie Hubbard learned a thing or two about what truly satisfies. To God, she wrote, “You are the one thing that I crave and desire that FULFILLS. Everything else leaves me feeling empty.”

“Cherishing The Beauty of Your Own Backyard” S03 | E14

Cherishing the beauty of your own backyard. Asking God for the things you want. Trusting him for the things that lie ahead. That’s what you’ll hear from Katie Hubbard in her journal entries from mid-August 2013. And you get classic commentary like this: “You just keep providing, and I keep being stingy and amazed.”

“Cowardly Joyless Souls” S03 | E13

Katie Hubbard tried to find her footing in “the land of the living” after weeks of chemotherapy had kept her sidelined. Resuming something like normal life meant confronting the anxiety of normal life. She wrote down a quote from a friend about Satan’s goal to turn us into “cowardly joyless souls” by filling us with… Continue reading “Cowardly Joyless Souls” S03 | E13

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“The Garden Is Always Changing” S03 | E12

Katie Hubbard had lived under the shadow of cancer and cancer treatment so long, it was hard to look ahead with hope. Even so, that’s what her God and her garden asked her to do. Sitting under her new pergola (of course), she meditated on the way that spring flowers gave way to mid-summer blooms.… Continue reading “The Garden Is Always Changing” S03 | E12

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Everyone Needs a Pergola S03 | E11

Katie Hubbard must have spent every morning in June of 2013 under her new pergola thinking about the troubles in her world and the beauty of her God. I don’t know that you need a pergola to do so, but if you do, find a friend to build you one. For Katie, it proved to… Continue reading Everyone Needs a Pergola S03 | E11

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The Practice of Disciplined Thankfulness S03 | E10

Katie Hubbard was capable of tutoring an entire generation on thanksgiving in the face of suffering. Many of us know what it’s like to write a half-hearted thank-you note or “give thanks” over a meal. It’s an honest effort to do what’s right, and we ought to keep trying honestly. However, Katie disciplined herself to… Continue reading The Practice of Disciplined Thankfulness S03 | E10

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