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Brenda Pue: One Hundred and Forty Six Days


146 Days

It is amazing that we are 146 days into Brenda’s diagnosis. We have been so blessed by the love and support of our family, friends and our church and the Arrow Leadership network.

Brenda is doing remarkably well all things considered. I wanted you to see for yourself so here are two video clips. The first is a message that she recorded for a series of Arrow events across the country that had she been well she would have probably attended with Dr. Steve Brown and our friend Ken Shigematsu who was speaking about rhythm based on his best-selling book “God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God.” It was recorded one week after her diagnosis.

She recorded it to greet hundreds of Arrow leaders whom she has known personally over many years.

 

Best Easter Ever

Brenda has only been able to attend church once with me since January – and that was on Resurrection Sunday. While I was in the midst of talking to our congregation. Safe to say I was not at the top of my game as it was an emotional day for me.

My colleague, and Senior Minister, Darrell Johnson sidled up beside me – and you can watch what happened. He pointed out to the church that Brenda was present and invited her up onto the platform with me. She spoke for just a few moments – and it was powerful. We have felt such love from this congregation in the heart of this great city.

Caring Bridge

Brenda’s writing about her journey has captured the attention of thousands and touched many hearts. I have been collecting all of her entries and we are praying about publishing it in a book form for others who face (what the medical community call) terminal illness. What is interesting is the amount of peace we feel when we take just one day at a time.

Brenda’s latest entry can be read HERE.

 

  1. David Bentall
    May 28, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing Pooh!
    Alison and I watched both videos last night, and were both touched, and encouraged
    You are married to a real gem! ( as if you didn’t already know that!)

    This weekend, Alison and I celebrate 35 years.
    Thank you for helping us to get here!
    Love
    Tigg

  2. May 28, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Reblogged this on Cassiciacum and commented:
    Brenda was my onsite mentor for the Arrow Leadership Program. Her battle with cancer is an inspiration and she continues to show the best of the leadership principles that she taught us.

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