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Randy Alcorn's Blog: cancer

Trials, Trust, and Growing Christlike Character

Angie (Alcorn) StumpBecause of my daughter Angie’s pending surgery and diagnosis, and because the subjects of trust and trials are all pertinent in my heart right now, I wanted to share some thoughts about how the Lord uses pain and suffering in our lives.

Trusting in God’s Unfailing Love

AngieMany thanks to those who have been praying for our daughter Angela Stump and her health, and peace and encouragement for her and her family. (See my original post about Angie, and the update.) Her surgery has been scheduled for Thursday June 14, at 9 a.m.

The Latest on Angie

Angie and Dan StumpOur daughter Angela called us late yesterday afternoon to let us know that the needle biopsy the doctor performed on Tuesday was inconclusive, meaning it told them nothing, so it’s not bad news or necessarily good.

Cancer Comes to Our Family

Angie and Dan Stump"Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous....They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them."  —Psalm 112:4,7

Friday our youngest daughter Angela was diagnosed with cancer. 

Trusting in the Sovereignty and Love of God

Joni Eareckson TadaI spoke this last weekend about Romans 8:28-29 at my home church, Good Shepherd Community Church here in Oregon. (Listen to the message.) I used as an example our precious friend Joni Eareckson Tada.

A Prayer for Christopher Hitchens

A Prayer for Christopher Hitchens

I have read outspoken atheist Christopher Hitchens, listened to his debates, and attended a debate he was part of. I marveled that there are some Christians he seems to respect, while radically disagreeing with them.

Nourishment for the Soul

Nourishment for the Soul

Joni Eareckson Tada announced this week that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Over the years Joni has become a dear friend to Nanci and me, and we also deeply appreciate her husband Ken. 

God’s Grace and Our Sickness, from Doug Nichols and Matthew Henry

God’s Grace and Our Sickness, from Doug Nichols and Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry preached a sermon to young people from Proverbs 23:26: “My son, give me thy heart.” He then added in his diary the following affectionate and devout aspiration, “Lord, take my heart and make it such as it should be.”

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