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Miracle cardiologist cherishes 'power of prayer'ASHLAND, Ky. (BP) -- A cardiologist who had a miracle recovery from a grim cancer diagnosis this summer spoke emotionally Dec. 16 from the pulpit at Rose Hill Baptist Church.
After receiving a standing ovation from a packed house in Ashland, Ky., David Bush thanked a congregation who had lifted him up in prayer during a two-month stretch when doctors gave him little hope.
Nobody would have given him much hope to even be in the service nine days before Christmas, let alone delivering a Sunday morning message. Read More
Anne Graham Lotz seeks 'healing' from breast cancerRALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz has breast cancer, she announced Sept. 4, and is seeking prayers for healing that would glorify God.
"Each day since the diagnosis God has given me promises and encouragement from His Word," Lotz said at AnneGrahamLotz.org. "God has been ... and is ... my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in this trouble. Therefore, I will not fear," she said, evoking Psalm 46:1.
"But He also has made it very clear that my healing will be in answer to not just my prayer, but the prayers of others for me." Read More
Wife's death 'compelled' pastor on EasterJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- Last year, pastor Tim Maynard felt like he "stole Easter" from Fruit Cove Baptist Church by announcing his wife Pam would undergo surgery for an advanced-stage brain tumor the following day. He also shared he would take an indefinite leave from pastoral ministry to care for her.
That leave ended up being four months and culminated in Pam's death.
A year later, Maynard, 63, observed his first Easter without Pam by presenting their Jacksonville, Fla., church with a book about his experience: "I Bear Witness: A Memoir of Love, Loss and the Goodness of God." Read More
UPDATE: Shane Hall dies at 46 -- 'Worshiping Jesus,' Shane Hall defies cancer's tollOKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Misty Hall thought her husband Shane was uncomfortable. Confined to bed in their Oklahoma City home in the presumed last days of his battle with stomach cancer, he asked her to raise his hands.
"I'm worshiping Jesus," he explained. As the two of them listened to Charles Billingsley's "I'll Run to You," the 46-year-old pastor mouthed every word Billingsley sang: "Though my heart and flesh may fail, You're my very present help, My tower of strength, My portion evermore."
Shane wept and began verbally thanking Jesus, his wife told Baptist Press on Valentine's Day. "And we just had that sweet, sweet time with the Lord, and he just worshiped," Misty said. "That was such a precious, precious gift to me from the Lord, and just [being] with the Lord." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: A Valentine for grieving husbands
Erich Bridges, after the shock of his wife's death just over a year ago, is learning to "weep with those who weep" -- "when the house grows quiet and friends go on with their lives." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Giving up
After being successfully treated for cancer, Rebecca Manry encountered a new enemy: anxiety. Battling anxiety, she writes, requires a willingness to trust "the good plan of our good God." Read More
Child finds victory physically, spirituallySHREVEPORT, La. (BP) -- Just two years ago, little Hayden Heaberlin was facing the fight of his life, one that no 4-year-old should have to face -- a battle with cancer.
But family and friends affirm those days of darkness were pierced by the light of God's mercy and provision.
There was the time when 50 people from his church surrounded his home in a prayer circle while his family was with him in Memphis, Tenn., where he was receiving treatments; and there were countless times when his family relayed to him text messages, phone calls and letters of encouragement. Read More
WORLDVIEW: 'God is bigger than your cancer'
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Missions writer Erich Bridges recounts how friends rallied in love and support when his wife was diagnosed with cancer. "God is bigger than cancer or anything else you're facing," he says. "If you didn't know that, His loving children will remind you." Read More
Casting Crowns' singer undergoes cancer surgeryMCDONOUGH, Ga. (BP) -- Mark Hall, lead singer of contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns, underwent surgery to remove a kidney March 11. Doctors found a solid mass in the kidney earlier this month and were 90 percent certain it was cancer, according to a post on the band's website March 5.
Hall's wife Melanie, who often blogs at the band's website, called the pathology report a miracle, noting the encased mass had not spread inside the kidney or anywhere else. Read More
Missionary remembered for going the extra mileRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Known by friends and colleagues for her willingness to "go the extra mile," missionary Shelley Foster died Dec. 13 in Garland, Texas, from complications with a bone marrow transplant. She was 62.
Foster, who had served with the International Mission Board since 2001, provided member care to IMB personnel serving throughout Asia. Based in Seoul, South Korea, she and her husband Bill had returned to the U.S. earlier this year after Foster was diagnosed with leukemia. Read More