Merry Christmas!

Dana Hendershot December 27, 2023

It has been a long time since I have worshipped in the pew on Christmas Eve. I am usually leading the service. Since we are in the waiting period for my results and I’m not back at work, we went to my parent’s church. We sat in the back pew because my mother was running […]

Dana Hendershot December 19, 2023

Let’s talk about anxiety for a moment. It’s not a new topic of conversation for me. I will say that throughout my life and ministry I have learned that way more people suffer from anxiety than those who do not. My anxiety kicked up a few notches in my twenties. I have always been a […]
Advent reflection

Donna Hendershot December 1, 2023

On the last day of November, I had a medical procedure (nothing serious) we walked into MyMichigan Midland Hospital and my mind remembered as of last January I had never been at MyMichigan Midland Hospital.  My first trip was when Dana was admitted for her pancreatitis.  Since then, we have been there many times.  They […]
Next Steps

Dana Hendershot November 26, 2023

I am excited to post about the next steps, instead, of gearing up for another round of chemo! Olivia introduced me to an Instagram account titled, “The Cancer Patient.” It’s a satirical look at life as a cancer patient. I have noticed that the memes I gravitate towards change as I go through this experience. […]
Not All Wounds Are Visible

Dana Hendershot November 12, 2023

I have lived the first 44 years of my life without major medical or mental health issues. I have been sharing about my deep dive into the medical realm this year. Then slowly, by rounds 4 and 5, I started to experience the mental health issues that accompany chemo and well, everything else in my […]
Peace Out Chemo!

Dana Hendershot November 6, 2023

The last round has successfully been loaded through elixir bay (my port). Pew, Pew, Pew!! It's a tradition to ring bells after finishing chemo, but my infusion center didn't have one. So, I thought, I know of a BIG bell I can ring! The bell tower at church! BTW I don't ever ring it because […]