Author Archives: Laura Navarro

N is for nasty and nerves

When I first got this small bowel obstruction I ended up in the hospital for a week. Mainly to get used to the new phrase “you don’t eat anything any more”. One thing they did to help empty my stomach … Continue reading

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Meaning

As I was reading a commentary on Job a few months ago, the author tried to distinguish between a reason and a purpose. His logic was that there may not be an actual reason we are going through something, but … Continue reading

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Long Term Disability

If your employer offers LTD, buy it. It is usually only a few dollars per paycheck, even for the 2/3 option (which I recommend) and it is worth every penny. I always thought LTD would cover one of us if … Continue reading

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Keep Smiling

I read a great post yesterday about how often people hide behind smiles, not letting others in to share their pain and vulnerability. She made some good points that we often pretend to have it all together and give a … Continue reading

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Just Fix Me!

Before cancer, I was afraid. And I often prayed God would just fix me, already. Why does Sanctification have to take so long and move so slowly? I’ve been a Christian all my life, with some periods where I lived … Continue reading

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Intentional

Last week Bible study was on Romans chapter 8. Some good discussion trying to figure out what Paul is saying. In the first half of the chapter I see two messages. First, by being indwelt by the Holy Spirit, we … Continue reading

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Home healthcare

I have a new respect for home healthcare. First for my mom when she got out of rehab, and then for me as I started TPN and got a PICC line. Mom had Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. It was … Continue reading

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God is sovereign

God is in control. The concept of free will is not exactly what we think, since before God changes our heart we are not capable of choosing Him (that isn’t exactly being free, is it) and after He changes our … Continue reading

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Fluids are good

When I first started chemo, they told me treatment on Monday and worst day of side effects on Thursday and then I’d get better. I did not get better. We finally called Monday, and Mary said to get down to … Continue reading

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Eternity

As you may have picked up by now, death is a very important topic for me now. We all “know” we could die at any time, but I’ve been given a limit, and it isn’t sometime 20 or 30 years … Continue reading

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