“I Can Have Cancer And A Good Life” S01 | E11

Katie Hubbard had struggled through the final week of February 2015, but she surged into a new season of faith and hope in the face of cancer when March rolled around. She identifies the source of the change in her first journal entry for the month. The first was practical, or circumstantial. We rearranged our… Continue reading “I Can Have Cancer And A Good Life” S01 | E11

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A Prayer Time With Katie

In this special episode, I want to give you a chance to hear Katie Hubbard in prayer … not just her voice coming through as I read her journal entries … but her actual voice. I recorded a handful of prayer times we shared together in 2014 and 2015. There were not remarkable occasions, but I… Continue reading A Prayer Time With Katie

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“I Feel Like The Train Has Gone Off The Rails” | S01E09

When Katie wrote the two entries featured on today’s podcast, cancer treatment and pain medication had combined to leave her so low you can actually see it in her handwriting. If you only had her journal entries, you would assume that she was simply sitting in her bedroom trying to get over her fatigue and… Continue reading “I Feel Like The Train Has Gone Off The Rails” | S01E09

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“Every day is a gift and I have a choice” | S01E08

The presence of cancer and the threat of paralysis cannot overwhelm a soul that trusts in God. This week’s podcast features Katie at her best in the worst of times. She opens her heart in a journal entry (below), email, and Caring Bridge post with striking vulnerability, spirituality, and wit. She was passing through a… Continue reading “Every day is a gift and I have a choice” | S01E08

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“Dealing with a Stage IV Diagnosis” S01 | E07

How do you keep living forward day after day with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis? If you’re Katie, you just open your Bible up and read the next passage. Then, you open your journal up and write out the verse(s) that meant the most to you, underlining the words that matter most. That’s what you… Continue reading “Dealing with a Stage IV Diagnosis” S01 | E07

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“I Feel Hopeful” S01 | E06

Katie was living with Stage IV cancer and didn’t often wake up feeling happy or hopeful. Her journal entry from January 31 was uncharacteristically upbeat for this season of life. She sets a good example for all of us going through hard times. It’s OK to feel happy and even better to express it to… Continue reading “I Feel Hopeful” S01 | E06

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“I Would Rather Trust And Be Disappointed” S01E05

In her entries for January 24 and 28, 2015, Katie reflected on lessons she was learning from fellow-travelers as she walked her own road with cancer. In particular, she was processing the tension she felt over parenting (when you never feel good) and trusting in God for a miracle (when you never feel good). In… Continue reading “I Would Rather Trust And Be Disappointed” S01E05

“I Have So Much To Learn” S01E04

In these two entries from early 2015 (dated January 12 and 14), Katie laments how judgmental she feels as a parent. She has been hard on our son’s faults while ignoring her own. She considers the example of the father in the parable of the prodigal son and expresses how much she wants to be… Continue reading “I Have So Much To Learn” S01E04

“I Don’t Know How To Handle Any Of This” | S01E03

Katie did not shy away from the fatigue and fear that were her constant companions during her years of living with cancer. She was open to the Lord about her fears, her longings, and her concerns. She felt keenly her inadequacies as a mom living with cancer.”I don’t know how to handle any of this—and… Continue reading “I Don’t Know How To Handle Any Of This” | S01E03

“I Do Not Interest Me” | S01E02

Anytime you write something for others to read, there’s a bit of felt pressure that sneaks in with it. Katie’s journals, of course, were her private prayers and meditations. She also kept up a blog for many years on Caring Bridge. Many of you probably kept up with her life story there. In fact, I… Continue reading “I Do Not Interest Me” | S01E02