Monday, September 25, 2006

Kay Warren, Breast Cancer Survivor

Patty is doing good. She is still experiencing some muscle soreness related to the surgery but for the most part is doing well. She has begun to notice some hair loss but not anything major...yet.

I was reading up on breast cancer the other day, what's new, heh?, and came across something that I was not aware. Everybody is familiar I'm sure with Rick Warren, the founding pastor of Saddleback Church and author of "The Purpose Driven..." series. But I wasn't familiar with his wife, Kay. She was actually diagnosed with breast cancer herself in 2003. I came across a great article with her about her battle with breast cancer and am posting it HERE for everyone to read.

I'd love a chance to get to talk with him about how he, Rick Warren, renowned evangelist and husband, dealt mentally and spiritually with his wife's diagnosis. I'm not a huge fan of his actually. No particular reason. I haven't read his book. I've got it, but haven't read it. Of course, I've got more books I haven't read then one's I have. For some reason, I've always been a little leery of pastor's who have a huge best seller and then turn it into every possible item for sale possible ala, The Prayer of Jabez. Don't get me wrong, I'm not critiquing his book as I haven't read it. Anyway it would be interesting to know how an influential man of God handled similar circumstances.


Anonymous said...

Hi Patty!

I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and praying for you everyday! I love you very much and want you to know that you are such an inspiration to me. You are such a strong and courageous woman and I thank God for that. I know you have been busy doing things around the house. Mom told me you are in a "nesting" phase. If I know you, that means that are doing what you do best-HA HA! I am glad to see that you are feeling up to doing your "normal" eveyday things and are getting out and about more. I've missed you that last couple of times I've tried calling the house. I hope you know that I am here for you if you need me. I know I am busy with grad school, but please don't ever hesitate to call me. I love you and just wanted to say hello!


Stephanie said...

Thank you for the link. I enjoyed it very much. I'm an occasional lurker and hope Patty is doing well.

Anonymous said...

Just a word to let you know I'm thinking of you and praying for you and will continue to do so. I'm going to NC tomorrow, to see my mother and family, and having lunch with Rosalind in Forest City.

Wanted you to know a little about Rick Warren...when he made his millions on the publication of The Purpose Driven Life, he gave back all his salary from his entire years of service at Saddleback Church! He continues to draw no salary...he gives away most all of the profits from his book sales, also...his testimony about all this is awesome...I'll try to find a copy and get it to you. Sure do hope you get to talk with him...The study takes 40 days...and I imagine you'll be like others and want to start over on day 41 and do it again...and again. It's truly a remarkable study and premise.

Again, know that we care; Lovingly, Nancy and John Heatherly