When author Jan Woodard requested prayer after her breast cancer diagnosis, her texts, email, and mail were flooded with encouraging notes that inspired her to write about her journey through treatment. As she wrote a weekly column for her local newspaper, Woodard discovered that writing kept her from self-pity by helping her focus on others and shift from fear to faith.
In Texting Through Cancer, Woodard shares the peace she found in surrendering her cancer to God. Through 44 reflections she offers practical ways to find beauty in ordinary moments. Woven throughout her meditations are 12 spiritual practices that challenge readers to explore their own faith more deeply.
This book extends hope to those who wonder how to live fully today when uncertainty overshadows tomorrow. Readers will discover how to pay attention to small signs of God's faithfulness, savor the gifts each day brings, and receive assurance that "all will be well" when they trust their tomorrows to God.
Jan Woodard wrote a weekly column, ""Texting Thru Cancer,"" for the Indiana Gazette from May 2016?May 2020. She also maintained a weekly blog, ""All Shall Be Well,"" at janwoodard.com. A lifelong learner, Woodard earned a BA in social science education and an MA in adult and community education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was working toward a certificate in spiritual formation at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, earned her master's degree at age 60, and worked for five years as the director of activities at St. Andrew's Village, a large long-term care facility. Woodard was a staff writer for the Western Pennsylvania Conference of The United Methodist Church for 10 years. Jan enjoyed friends and family, walking, swimming, kayaking, and herb gardening. Sadly, she died during the production of this book.