About (the blog)

Why I am writing this blog… Simply stated: to build up. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in late April, I felt I had two choices. One option was to feel sorry for myself, get angry at the world around me, and drown in negativity. The other was to look for ways to stay positive, seek opportunities to bless those around me, and trust God to carry me through the rough spots.

Writing is therapeutic for me; writing to encourage others is makes me happy. Ephesians 4:29 says “Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building each other up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

My hope and prayer for this blog is to encourage others with God’s love and faithfulness as we all face the trials and struggles that compete for our attention. We can’t always choose our circumstances but we can choose our focus. I will focus on God’s goodness and mercy.

Jude 20 says “But you, dear friends build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.”

It’s time to build.

Erin

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lifeofministermom
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 02:49:47

    Erin thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. More and more I learn about the importance of transparancy and how one’s honesty can be so liberating and encouraging to the brethren. I look forward to hearing of your full and complete healing in Jesus’ name!!

    Philippians 4:6-8 (AMP)

    6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

    7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

    8 For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

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  2. lifeofministermom
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 00:14:06

    I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Check out the details here: http://lifeofministermom.wordpress.com/blog-awards/

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  3. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 21:05:42

    I was diagnosed 12 yrs ago…after my mastectomy the first question my surgeon asked me “how are you spiritually?” Knowing God and experiencing His peace is part of the healing process. May you continue to experience His peace during this trial which will turn over into joy…Blessings and Hugs! Patty

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    • erinambrose
      Jul 31, 2012 @ 04:05:17

      Patty,
      Thank you for sharing a little of your story. I am so inspired by the many women who have walked this path before me and so thankful that God is with me in this and I can rely on Him for strength.
      Love and hugs,
      Erin

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  4. lifeofministermom
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 19:30:04

    You’ve been nominated for the Commenter Award! http://lifeofministermom.wordpress.com/blog-awards/

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  5. Terra
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 12:28:56

    Amen!

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  6. lifeofministermom
    Aug 25, 2012 @ 07:49:52

    Erin, I can’t help it. You and your blog are such a blessing to me! I just want you to know that I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Check out the details here! http://lifeofministermom.wordpress.com/blog-awards/

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  7. kelhitt13
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 22:42:49

    Thank you for sharing your experience. So many people are clueless to what a cancer patient/survivor go through during their battle. My grandmother was diagnosed in 2002 but lost her battle in 2007. Although it is a scary journey, I do believe some good does come from it. It’s a learning experience to say the least. i got to stand by her side and show her love and support. I was completely awe-struck at the generosity and compassion that people showed to her. She was so brave and strong through the entire process. Best of all, she never lost her faith in God. Stay positive!! hugs to you!

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    • erinambrose
      Feb 04, 2013 @ 22:51:44

      Hi Kelsey, I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. It is so hard to watch someone we love battle cancer battle and painful to say live without them. My father died of cancer also so I have been on the other side also. Thenk you for your very kind words. Blessings and hugs to you.

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  8. Cancer Warrior
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 22:36:08

    WE have a lot in common….both psychologists, both breast cancer survivors, and we both picked the same format for our blogs!

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  9. Pam
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 01:32:46

    This is a wonderful, inspiring blog! Thank you for sharing your story 🙂

    Reply

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