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.)

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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Cancer Partner Toolbox

What’s the Cancer Partner Toolbox? The Cancer Partner Toolbox is a collection of items you will use to interact with your cancer patient/caregiver. Each of these tools and how to use them is discussed in this Cancer Partner Training Manual. … Continue reading

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When Cancer Patients Need Their Church

To Print/Download article When Cancer Patients Need Their Church CLICK HERE By Karen Tripp MS LMFT   Executive Director, Cancer Companions Ministry It’s hard to fill a need when you don’t know there is a need.  Have you noticed that many … Continue reading

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Cancer Ministry Info Packet

To download this Cancer Ministry Info Packet  CLICK HERE                      

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Three Stumbling Blocks to Consistent Cancer Prayers

Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see- how good God is. Blessed are you who run to Him. Psalm 34:8-14 The Message 1. You can pray sporadically, leaving less opportunity for God to consistently show you the … Continue reading

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2021 Cancer Prayer Celebration

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