Prayers and promises when facing a Life-Threatening Illness offers encouragement and hope to those who suffer and those who love and care for them. Written by a fellow pilgrim on his own journey with Lou Gehrig’s disease, this powerful and inspiring devotional guide offers thirty short reflections to nurture your faith and boost your strength.
Each reflection is a small dose of spiritual truth to start or complete your day. Morning selections include a brief prayer and reflection. Dobson encourages you to repeat it again and again for continued spiritual nourishment that is needed during this time. Having a life-threatening illness is a constant reminder that today is precious.
Some of the prayers and promises include:• God, remind me that there is more to life than this disease. God, give me strength to believe that you can heal me. God, give me something to laugh about. God, help me to leave a legacy for my family. God, i don’t feel like praying. After completing the thirty-day cycle, Dr.
Evening readings are based on God’s promises to encourage and enlighten you.
What Do I Say?: Talking and Praying with Someone Who Is Dying
It touches on areas that should be addressed before someone dies, funeral planning, DNR orders, such as a will, and other topics, and gives suggestions for what to do if someone is non-communicative or unconscious. The last chapter includes prayers to say when family and friends visit with their loved one.
This is not a comprehensive end-of-life planning or medical guide, but a brief overview of how to communicate with someone who is dying. There is a need for guiding family members of the terminally ill, pastoral ministers, as well as friends, hospice workers, and even those more experienced in talking with the dying—clergy, caregivers, and medical personnel—in understanding the best ways this can be done.
Above all, the book stresses that conveying a sense of loving presence and a willingness to listen are usually what is most needed. It comes from the heart of author margrit anna banta who, in her work as a pastoral minister with the dying and terminally ill, noted the lack of an accessible resource for family and friends caring for a loved one that can help them in their conversations with the dying person.
What do i say? covers both practical matters and spiritual and emotional topics, always mindful of the fact that many people in their final days are not able to talk about or express what they are going through. Talking with those who are dying can be difficult even in the best of circumstances. What do i say? provides that guidance.
Seeing through the Fog: Hope When Your World Falls Apart
He has found joy in the midst of sorrow, but this book is not about looking on the bright side. Seeing through the fog is about living well when you realize you can’t live forever. He has spent more than ten years with a debilitating illness, but this book is not about grief. It is about having gratitude for each sunrise, birthday, and moment of knowing God more.
. An exploration of identity and faith, Seeing Through the Fog invites readers to a vibrant life, an expectant life, a life of joy in each new morning. Pastor ed dobson has spent his life preaching sermons, but this book is not a sermon. It is about holding hope when circumstances hold pain. With stories, wisdom and unique content distinct from the popular film series about Ed, Seeing Through the Fog will encourage readers in their own difficulties and give them hope for their future.
Everyday Strength: A Cancer Patient's Guide to Spiritual Survival
It guides those who are fighting cancer toward spiritual and mental wellness in the face of physical illness. As a cancer survivor, Randy Becton knows firsthand the onslaught this disease brings on the human spirit. First published in 1989, these thirty-three meditations are now repackaged with a fresh look for today.
In everyday strength he offers hope and comfort through poetic prayers, brief reflections, Scripture, and uplifting thoughts for each day. Everyday strength deals honestly with topics such as depression, anger, fear, and loneliness. His experience creates a special bond with fellow cancer patients, making his encouragement even more powerful.
Peace in the Face of Cancer
Some are hoping to beat the odds and become cancer-free, while others know they are facing cancer for the long haul. And even more of us are standing by someone with a cancer diagnosis and feeling helpless as we grapple with the uncertainty it brings. Whether the cancer is considered “in remission, ” “cured, ” or “chronic, ” it is possible to find peace as we face it.
In this beautiful, giftable book, cancer patient advocate Lynn Eib shares how to live well from the moment of diagnosis through the rest of life. Deluxe LeatherLike binding. You’ll discover how to bring god’s peace into your own home and heart―regardless of your or your loved one’s medical prognosis.
She weaves the story of her own experience as a long-time cancer survivor and those of others around the world into these hope-filled pages. Millions of us are living in the shadow of cancer.
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, faith, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, reveal their feelings, and love—that the dying leave for the living to share.
Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end. In this moving and compassionate classic—now updated with new material from the authors—hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years’ experience tending the terminally ill.
Ed's Story: The 7-Film Collection
As ed reminds us, we can’t choose our story. But we can choose how we live it. Fifteen years ago, doctors diagnosed Ed Dobson with ALS and gave him two to five years to live. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. This powerful collection includes the short films It Ain’t Over, Ask Forgiveness, My Garden, Grateful, Consider the Birds, Be There, and Healing.
Since that day, suffering, ed has inspired people around the world with his insights on what it means to live well amid the questions, and hopes that we each face.
50 Days of Hope: Daily Inspiration for Your Journey through Cancer
In 50 days of hope, lynn shares amazing, true stories of those who have been in your shoes and discovered that when God and cancer meet, hope is never far away. You’ve just heard a diagnosis that shakes your world: It's cancer. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.
As a longtime cancer survivor, Lynn Eib knows firsthand how that feels. And what you long for most is the hope that everything will be okay. And as a patient advocate helping thousands facing cancer, she also knows what gives people hope. Whether you’re a cancer patient or walking with a loved one on a cancer journey, you’ll find 50 Days of Hope packed with the daily dose of encouragement you need.
You are not alone.
Prayers for Hope and Healing: Seeking God's Strength as You Face Health Challenges
Read it front to back or go directly to the devotion addressing how you feel at any given moment. When you need it the most. No matter the road ahead, you don't have to face it alone. Amid pain and Weakness. There is hope serious or chronic medical issues bring a litany of painful and confusing feelings that only someone else who's been in a similar situation could possibly understand.
Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. Even in the depths of your worst emotional and physical pain, offering His comfort, love, God is right there beside you, and peace. Sarah forgrave has walked the difficult road you find yourself on. And she empathizes with the uncertain future you face.
Above all, know that you are never, ever alone. As you read these heartfelt prayers and devotions, let this book be your manual to help navigate the difficult set of emotions that come with health issues.
It Is Well with My Soul: Meditations for Those Living with Illness, Pain, and the Challenges of Aging
It is well with my soul helps readers explore biblical perspectives on issues associated with some of life’s most difficult stages. Focusing on living life as a care receiver, this collection of short meditations helps enhance the reader’s understanding of God’s purposes in situations of suffering.
With engaging narrative, and the use of humor, personal experience stories, the author encourages the reader to find hope in Jesus. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. This insightful devotional provides readers with scripturally integrated prayers, reflective questions, and space to journal.
Living with chronic illness, growing older, or facing the end of life can be a frightening experience.
When God & Cancer Meet
In the process of surviving a primary brain tumor, realizing that my physical health was not GOD’s main concern, and radiation, Chemo, I gave my life to Christ, surgery, my Spiritual health was the biggest victim of a disease that needed attention and this was the way He FINALLY got my attention. I share lyn’s belief that GOD sometimes chooses to heal in different ways: physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Lyn’s book alludes to this fact in every one of her stories. I was truly impressed with the way she incorporated scripture, and God’s viewpoint into every story. A book of powerful stories about cancer patients and their families who have been touched by God in miraculous ways―some in their bodies, when God and cancer meet, all in their spirits―offers inspiring testimony that, others in their minds, cancer is conquered.
. In this day and age that we are living, and my support group will be purchasing multple copies, praising him for his care and concern for us; written by a woman who has experienced the disease firsthand, and continues to minister to others with cancer, and to work for a Doctor! who isn’t ashamed of his Faith! WOW!! Obviously, Lyn’s book has my highest reccomendation, where it is against the rules to even mention GOD unless we mention His name in vain it is refreshing to have a book written, and we plan to invite Lyn to speak with us.
I’m sure this book will touch many lives, and give many a new perspective and hope with their cancer. Chris winand, cancer survivor Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. Lyn is a wonderful person, and I thank God for allowing our paths to cross. I think that is of utmost importance for anyone facing this disease.