Living with Cancer: Comfort, Compassion, and Community

by Debra Burns

Are you or someone you know dealing with cancer? Are you sitting in a chemo chair too tired to read or open your eyes? This is the podcast I was searching for when diagnosed in 2021 with stage 4 endometrial cancer. After chemo, surgery, radiation, and countless side effects, I am still battling terminal cancer while writing books, mentoring women, leading support groups, and leading Bloom with Deb through my YouTube channel. ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • The Shepherd

    The Shepherd

    Even though we experience dark valleys and hard times, the Shepherd promises to be with us. Goodness, mercy and love will sustain us all the days of our lives. We don’t need to be trapped by fear, despair or rage. The table He’s prepared for us is one of peace, clarity and abundance. According to a book my friend gave me called, “Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table” by Louie Giglio. Pg. 30. He writes: “Jesus promises in Psalm 23 that peace, victory, and freedom will come the midst of problems, pain and loss. We live by knowing that, in the midst of a broken world, God Almighty is with us.” God has set a table and has invited us to come and dine with Him. That table is with you in the chemo chair. He is with you at every appointment. When you need Him, look for His grace through the darkness. Cancer Support Group Registration Link: Register Here I would love to keep in touch! · Website: www.DebraBurns.net · Amazon: https://bit.ly/4c0AaFb · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debm.burns · YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ci2LJSqRpes · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debraburns28/ · Email: connect@debraburns.net · Check out more online support groups. www.Inheritanceofhope.net & www.islamae.org

  • Losing Control

    Losing Control

    Cancer can make you feel out of control. Some patients want to know how much time they have left but doctors don’t really know, and some choose not to give you a prognosis. Some doctors tell you a specific time frame and you may not appreciate knowing. Both options can wreak havoc on your mental stability. So, I suggested we focus on the few things we do have control over. I learned many years ago that control is an illusion. The sooner we accept we are not in control, the sooner we can be free to focus on other things. We still have to walk through this one day at a time. With no guarantees we will get the results we want. Cancer Support Group Registration Link: Register Here I would love to keep in touch! · Website: www.DebraBurns.net · Amazon: https://bit.ly/4c0AaFb · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debm.burns · YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ci2LJSqRpes · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debraburns28/ · Email: connect@debraburns.net · Check out more online support groups. www.Inheritanceofhope.net & www.islamae.org

  • Coping with Feelings

    Coping with Feelings

    Do you ever think that if you give in to despair and start crying, you may never stop? This little girl says that when we feel the weight of despair, we can cry and release it. Nothing bad will happen. We must face our feelings and give ourselves permission to cry. Sometimes people just need a good cry. Tears are cleansing. Denying tears can prevent us from working through our pain right at the most appropriate and beneficial time. Crying is healing. It releases tension and gets painful feelings out in the open. Have you given yourself permission to cry? Cancer Support Group Registration Link: Register Here I would love to keep in touch! · Website: www.DebraBurns.net · Amazon: https://bit.ly/4c0AaFb · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debm.burns · YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ci2LJSqRpes · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debraburns28/ · Email: connect@debraburns.net · Check out more online support groups. www.Inheritanceofhope.net & www.ilsamae.org

  • As Needed

    As Needed

    There may be times during your cancer treatment or after surgery when you feel horrible, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually too. Pain and suffering affect our mind, body, and spirit. Have you taken time to think about the big picture? There is an eternity waiting for each one of us! Eternity began the minute you were born. We are living for eternity while we are here on earth. Since you and I are still on this side of the dirt, we have time to complete the good work God has prepared for us to do. Cancer Support Group Registration Link: Register Here I would love to keep in touch! · Website: www.DebraBurns.net · Amazon: https://bit.ly/4c0AaFb · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debm.burns · YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ci2LJSqRpes · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debraburns28/ · Email: connect@debraburns.net · Check out more online support groups. www.Inheritanceofhope.net & www.islamae.org

  • Trust the Process

    Trust the Process

    The truth about college they never tell you is that it’s not the knowledge you gain from books, lectures, and tests that prepare you, it’s the experiences that you are having along the way that shape you. There is so much more going on in your life that is making you who are becoming. Trust the process. Looking back over my cancer journey of three years, I too need to tell myself to Trust the process. Does your life feel like it’s on hold? Are you waiting for these endless doctors’ appointments, blood tests, infusions, and scans to be over? Me too! This chapter of our lives will close, and we will be able to testify to the goodness of the Lord! Strain towards what God has planned for you, press on, & win that prize! Keep pursuing Him with reckless abandon. He will never abandon you because He is faithful to give you grace through the darkness. Cancer Support Group Registration Link: Register Here I would love to keep in touch! You can find me on: · Website: www.DebraBurns.net · Amazon: https://bit.ly/4c0AaFb · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debm.burns · YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ci2LJSqRpes · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debraburns28/ · Email: connect @debraburns.net · Check out their online support and upcoming summer retreat. www.islamae.org