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It’s All About Pink!

4 Oct

Nobody’s Immune to Breast Cancer

October is one of my favorite months. Besides it being my birthday month, it’s also a time to raise awareness of a really important issue and one close to my heart.

As you may all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I lost my Aunt Laura to Breast Cancer. She was starting to heal and for about three years all seemed well. During her fourth year of remission, they found a lump in her neck. It turned out she was developing metastatic cancer. Metastatic cancer is deadly and allows the cancer to spread all over the body.

At age 56, she passed away.

Breast Cancer is the leading diagnosed cancer in women, and one out of every eight women will be diagnosed in her lifetime!

It’s important for us to stay informed and healthy.

I know many of you assume you’ll never have to suffer through something so serious (God forbid you do), but my aunt thought the same.

Prevention is key, and early detection might save your life or the life of someone you love. Follow these five simple steps for self-examination, and make sure you see a physician.

I hope you all join me this month by raising awareness of this very important cause. Whether you fundraise, wear pink or simply read this post, remember that we’re all in this together.

Let’s fight cancer!

Our Biggest Fear

20 Sep

Do not let fear of failure consume you.

What’s your biggest fear? We’ve all been asked this question at some point in our lives. To some it might be spiders, mice, public speaking or death itself. The list can be quite long.

I’m not a fan of spiders either (unless it’s this one), but what I fear the most in life is failure. Even typing the word gives me chills.

I think many of us share this in common. I mean who wants to fail? None of us do (I hope). We all want to be successful, happy and reach our fullest potential.

I’ve realized that fear of failure can be so damaging. If we constantly fear that we’re not going to reach our goals, we won’t. If we constantly dwell on our past mistakes and shortcomings, we’ll never grow the courage to keep on going.

I’m not sure what you’re afraid of.

Do you fear that you’ll never finish your education or reach your career goals? Are you afraid you will never find the right husband/wife? Do you feel like you’re never going to be the mother/father your child needs?

It can be anything. Fear of failure is a normal thing, but it’s not something we should let consume us. It’s definitely not something that should stand in our way.

On this Thursday morning, say this prayer with me…

Dear God, I’m afraid of failing. I’m afraid of failing myself, my family, my friends but most of all God, I’m afraid of failing you. I ask that you take this fear away. Help me believe in myself and most importantly believe in you. The Bible says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Strengthen me, God. Allow me to be brave and bold. May my fear of failure be no more, and may I live out my dreams in faith and in courage. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Now go out and conquer the world!