Author Archives: Karen Tripp

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)

Replace Negative Thoughts: A Devotion

Replace your negative thoughts. The concept of replacing negative thoughts with positive ones is a basic cognitive therapy principle but the Apostle Paul figured it out long before anyone ever heard of the word “therapy’. Read the verse below. “Finally, … Continue reading

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Cancer and the Thief: A Devotional

Jesus said:The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 ESV ▶Circle the word “thief” in John 10:10 ESV above. ▶Look again at the verse above. … Continue reading

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Cancer and Thriving not Surviving

Come near to God and He will come near to you. James 4:8 Before a cancer diagnosis, you could easily see the most important things in your life, the things that made life full, rich, and worth living: sitting in … Continue reading

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Covid-19 And The Rise Of Cancer Diagnosis

By Lori Roa RN             Kristi Davis, an otherwise healthy 45-year-old woman and single mother of 4, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in January.  Her experience has been somewhat different than previous years … Continue reading

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Cancer and Focus Devotional

Excerpt from Finding Hope in your Cancer Journey by Karen Tripp Be Alert for excessive concerns/worries that make you focus on fear instead of Christ. Let’s say you had a concern. You saw your doctor and he said, “It’s not … Continue reading

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NCCN 2021 Conference Abstract: The effect of a Christian-based support group on the emotional health of cancer survivors and caregivers

The effect of a Christian-based support group on the emotional health of cancer survivors and caregivers Karen Tripp1 MS LMFT Sarah Kivett1 RN, BSN, OCN, CHPN 1Cancer Companions, Cottleville, MO INTRODUCTION Clinically significant depression and anxiety have been shown to … Continue reading

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Cancer and God’s Word

On the hard cancer days, sometimes the dark thoughts of cancer can block our view of Christ. To battle dark lies, we need a good weapon–the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:17) This means … Continue reading

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Cancer Day of Prayer

What: Monthly Prayer Video featuring the cancers honored that month. When:Video released first Monday of each month. How to view: View on our Facebook/instagram/youtube OR Receive video each month by email. (sign up BELOW) FEATURED CANCER PRAYERS March: Colo-rectal, Kidney … Continue reading

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Three Simple Ways to Reach Cancer Patients/Caregivers Other Than Groups

There is something so God-filled about a Cancer Companions Bible Study group.  Whether online or in person, bringing people with a common struggle together- to pray, smile, laugh, cry and look at scripture- creates a powerful bond we can only … Continue reading

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Cancer and Hope Devotional

Excerpt from Finding God in Your Cancer Journey Where can you go to find hope on a cancer journey? Jesus Christ. What a wonderful relief to know this. It’s easy on some days of a cancer walk to see how … Continue reading

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