Be joyful in hope,
Patient in affliction,
Faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12, NIV
I love that verse.
It is an instruction manual for navigating through difficult times. Even during our darkest hours; when we have faith, we have hope.
Set your mind on things above.
And even in the midst of our trials; with hope, comes joy.
Count it all as joy.
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Every month, I take gift bags to my local cancer center, the same place where I had treatment the first time I was diagnosed, and where I go for monthly bloodwork, injections, and appointments. Although I would love to do more, I can’t take bags for all the patients, but I take a dozen bags each month and pass them on to the wonderful oncology nurses who distribute them to those who could use a little pick-me-up as they go through treatment. I have taken everything from comfort items to lipstick to Bibles and cake mixes. Each month, I plan the gift bags around a theme. I typically put these bags together myself or with the help of my loving mother; but, over the last couple of years, generous people have donated money, time, or materials to help fill these bags.
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