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What I Learned from Cancer

Cancer.  It's the word that we all fear.  The word that has caused so much hurt and pain in the United States.  I don't think there is one person who has not been touched by cancer.  In my family, we have both survivors and those who have passed away.  Even though we've had many medical advances, every time we hear the word cancer, we always assume the worst.  When we hear the word cancer, our minds go from diagnosis to death in a twinkling of an eye. 

On Friday night I was told that a sister in Christ was diagnosed with cancer.  I was told that she was extremely sick and that she couldn't walk.  My heart grew sad.  I feared the worst and I felt so sorry my my sister.  As I searched for magazines and books to take her (she loves to read), I fought back the tears.  You see, I first met Ms. Mary* at the homeless shelter.  She came to my weekly bible study class.  After she transitioned out of the shelter, she still came back for bible study.  I remember the day she told …

Why Women Hate Other Women: The Search for True Sisterhood

How many times have we heard the saying, “I have more male friends than female friends.”Or, “I really don’t deal with other women like that.”“What does she have on?”“She looked me up and down.”The truth is, many women don’t trust other women.We are envious, jealous, and downright mean to each other. But why?God has uniquely made all of us in His image.He says that all of us are fearfully and wonderfully made.So, why the drama?

It seems as though this behavior starts at an early age.We have one group of girls who have a sacred club that other girls aren’t invited to.We choose to bully, make fun of, or isolate other girls.Why?It has been my experience for no reason at all.Women tend to shun other women just because they feel the woman is prettier, smarter, and better than them in some way.I’ve also seen the flip side of that, where females are isolated because we feel the woman is not “good enough” to hang out in our crowd.
It starts at an early age and appears to continue through adultho…