Our lives are filled with stories. Tell them.
In December of 2005, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer and given a two-year life expectancy - which changed what I expected out of life.
I began to live with more intentionality, trying to do what mattered most: spending quality time with the people I loved the most. I had to give up most of my job responsibilities at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International where I’d been writing books, encouraging moms of young children and teaching Leadership Development.
I prayed God would show me the purpose of my life in this unexpected season. I began meeting with other people who also faced challenges in their lives.
As we talked, I found how life-giving and hope-bringing our stories are. Soon, I helped launch and lead a Stories… ministry in Boulder where women gather regularly to hear authentic stories of challenge and change.
Today, as a cancer survivor, I am passionate about encouraging others to shape and share their stories with vulnerability. We find community when we share our stories.
“If you are going to be used by God, he will take you through a multitude of experiences that are not meant for you at all;they are meant to make you useful in his hands.” --- Oswald Chambers