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.)

Christmas Cancer Devotional: Jesus is More Than You Expected.

Devotion #1: Jesus is More Than You Expected from Celebrating Christmas in Your Cancer Journey by Karen Tripp Matthew 1:23 When the doctor says “it’s cancer”, your mind does not wait for the doctor to explain what cancer is, because … Continue reading

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 Devotion #1: Help! Christmas is Overwhelming!!

Excerpt from Discovering the True Spirit of Christmas by Karen Tripp  In November, when you get your first glimpse of the plans for this Christmas, the view seems very manageable. But as November leaves and thoughts of turkey dinners and … Continue reading

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Talk to God about Cancer?

We don’t like thinking about cancer because it can be a downer. And, do you know how  sometimes one negative thought can grow, and the next thing you know your thoughts are spiraling down to “Negative Land”? (I just made … Continue reading

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Do You Minimize Your Cancer? Devotional Excerpt

Do you ever think, “There are no problems, because God is in control”? That’s not quite accurate. The truth is, “Despite the problems, God is in control.” Problems are still there. Take cancer. God is in control of your cancer … Continue reading

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Faith Community Cancer Support Evaluation

Evaluate your Faith Community’s interactions with those coping with cancer. What percentage of people in your community with cancer interact with your staff in these ways? Typical response to Faith Community Cancer Support Evaluation  is higher percentage of congregants interact … Continue reading

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Waking Miracles Matthew West

 Too often we forget all the miracles along the way!! Love this song!  SING ALONG! Let me tell you ’bout William, He’s been fighting battles since day one The doctors said his life was over, yeah, before it had … Continue reading

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Knowing Jesus Through Cancer

A cancer walk is the type of struggle that can reveal new things about Jesus you’d never seen before. On the day before cancer came into your life, you probably understood that Jesus was your Savior, your Protector and your … Continue reading

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Cancer is Big; But Christ is Bigger

It’s important to consistently take your thoughts off of cancer and place your focus on Christ. Let’s take a minute to clarify something: Focusing on Christ does not mean pretending that cancer is small and has no impact on your … Continue reading

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Battling Cancer Depression and Anxiety with Prayer, Scripture and Companionship

Hidden among the many layers of a cancer struggle are the burdens of depression and anxiety.  Although studies have been done to look at the impact of religion and spirituality on cancer (1), the time has come for programs to … Continue reading

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Even When It Hurts by Hillsong United

Cancer has it’s bad days. This is a wonderful song for the bad days. Acknowledging the struggle yet filled with the wonder of praising in the hardest times. Take this fainted heart Take these tainted hands Wash me in your … Continue reading

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