Relying on faith in the midst of health trials

I got a Facebook message from Erin (not her real name), a friend I knew from my days spent in Chapel Hill, N.C. She still lives on the East Coast, is a school teacher and a gifted painter. She asked if I would call her.

When we eventually connected, I found out she was having brain surgery in less than a week due to recurring seizures, among other medical complications.

“Cynthia, I’m scared,” she told me. Her surgeon had shared with her the percentages and odds of this surgery.

“Do you trust this surgeon?” I asked.


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