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Number of Pages: 130
Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.51 X 0.31 (inches)|
Brain, start working Anyone who has heard a doctor say, "I'm sorry, it's cancer" understands this confusion. It was cancer ... and it was happening to me. This made it a whole new experience. The emotions were raw, the fear was real, my faith was shaken, and the reality of my own mortality stared me in the face. Everything seemed to go on as usual, but nothing was normal anymore. I wanted to shout at everyone, "Don't you see life has changed? It will never be the same again?" After surgery, I opted for prosthetics and early on was using the fiber-filled breasts. There was only one problem, and it was major These things were too light. They kept moving up my body and hitting my chin. This was not going to work.
Author: Kaye Leazier
Located in: Hulbert, MI
Submitted: April 17, 2014
Tell us a little about yourself. I have been a social worker for years and am now a Biblical Counselor. I opened a bibilcal counseling ministry called God's Way Guidance and believe God is always in Control, He just lets us make choices. I am married and live in the cold, snowy Upper Peninsula of Michigan with my husband and his service dog.
What was your motivation behind this project? When I was diagnosed with cancer, I was studying for my doctorate in biblical studies. The diagnosis and subsequent treatment and recovering were eye-opening and I felt my experience might help others going through any major illness. So I asked if I could change my writing project (even though the other one was already started) and this book is the result. I truly hope this book is a blessing to someone and God gets the glory. All proceeds of this book are turned over to God's Way Guidance.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope it helps someone to deal with going through a difficult situation, whether health related or something else. Even when my faith was wavering, I realized God was in Control, even when I made choices that might not be right, He could make all things work for good, and this book is part of the good, helping others who also struggle.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? It brought everything back like I was reliving it. Even today, to reread the book, I feel some of the emotions like they were happening right now. Some of them still seem raw.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Major influences for me were my husband, who has since become a pastor; and my friend and mentor Dr. Dennis Frey, President of Master's International School of Divinity. Dr. Frey is the one who allowed me to change my writing project and encouraged we as I went through this process. Without his encouragement this book would not exist. Many church friends and members God's Way Guidance's board were also strong sources of encouragement. During this time Allison Speer (whom I know)sang "God is in Control" and I hung onto that song.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I truly hope this book can help you through a difficult situation. If you want to talk to be after reading it, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure and put the book's title in the subject line. God Bless, and remember God is in Control!