New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook
Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.
Learning from Your Cancer
Judy Gattis Smith
• July 2008
Though cancer is a devastating experience, it can be a time of personal growth and self-understanding.
With a wise heart gained from her own experience with cancer, Judy Gattis Smith guides cancer survivors to work through such questions as:
- Why me?
- How have my priorities changed because of my diagnosis?
- Where is God in what is happening?
- How do I find inspiration and daily strength to deal with my cancer?
is a guided personal workbook that will help you work through the big questions and find fulfillment and peace of mind. Using storytelling, drawing, meditations, imagery, and Bible passages, Smith encourages you to name the many difficult aspects of life with cancer. Excerpts from the poetry and journals of cancer survivors emphasize the real-life struggle to find wholeness and meaning in illness. Fear Not
includes a section for group leaders detailing how to adapt this workbook for a cancer survivors support group.
Judy Gattis Smith lives in Richmond, Virginia and is married to David Smith, a retired United Methodist pastor. She is a Christian educator and has written curriculum for the United Methodist Church. She wrote more than 20 books, published by Abingdon Press, Bible Society (UK), CSS Publishing and others.
Imprint: Discipleship Resources
Pub Date: July 2008
Trim Size: 7.3125 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x in (d)
Page Count: 128
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / General