Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

5 Ways Cancer Blessed My Life

Eight years ago, at the age of thirty-five, with a wife and three young daughters, I heard words that inspire a whole different kind of fear: “Michael, I’m sorry but you have colon cancer.” Tests would show that it was stage III. I had a world of suffering to go through to beat that nasty monster. Multiple surgeries, chemo, an ileostomy, fatigue, depression, pain. A new kind of suffering. By the grace of God I… … Continue reading

Mark Hall of Casting Crowns Opens Up About His Fight With Cancer

We had a chance to sit down with Mark Hall of Casting Crowns and talk about what happens when life gets real. Here are some of the things he shared. Check out the video below for the full, uncut conversation. Being a youth pastor half my life, all my days are about making other people’s days better.  I’m going to get you through this, here’s a Scripture for it, I’m going to walk you through. And… … Continue reading

What to Do When You Don’t See Answers for a Cancer Diagnosis

There are no words in any language that adequately express the emotion felt when hearing the phrase: “There’s a large mass”, no way to express the feelings that wash over the heart and mind when these words are spoken over the body of a two-year-old boy. But, I know I’m not the only one who has heard words like this and Chase isn’t the only one to carry cancer like this. How many times have… … Continue reading

One of Our Littlest Listeners is in Heaven Today

Something Brant wrote in honor of a loyal listener: One of our littlest listeners died this morning – Easter morning. Her name is Victoria, or “Tori”, for short. She loved her giraffe. She had wonderful parents. Brennan and Lesa knew they would not have her long. So they made a “bucket list” for her, which included meeting us. This just happens to be the single biggest honor we’ve ever received. She had Krabbe Leukodystrophy, and… … Continue reading

Jade’s Story Will Make You See How Powerful JoyJars Can Be

Jade has cancer. But she’s fighting back with joy! We’ve been friends with Jade for a while and she’s amazing. She knows firsthand how big of a deal it is to receive a JoyJar. Her mom, Becky, told us her story. Check it out.     For every $100 single gift during our year-end-pledge drive, we’re sending a JoyJar to a child fighting cancer. You’re bringing hope to your community by keeping WAY-FM on-the-air and… … Continue reading

What Happens When Tim Hawkins Writes a Hilarious Tribute to Mark Hall’s Kidney?

Lots of prayers went out for Casting Crowns’ lead singer, Mark Hall this past March. He had surgery to remove one of his kidneys due to cancer, but seems to be doing very well! He took a few weeks to recover at home, but as of April 1st, he’s back on tour with Casting Crowns! Mark’s Twitter and Instagram feeds have been full of hilarious posts, but this one may take the cake. Tim Hawkins… … Continue reading

You’ll Be Happy to See Mark Hall’s Latest Tweet

Thank you for your prayers for Mark Hall! That has been the overwhelming response from his family and the members of Casting Crowns. A simple tweet from Mark Hall told us what we all were waiting to hear: Went good. I’m ok — Mark Hall (@markhallCC) March 12, 2015 He seemed to be peaceful and still just as funny as ever right before surgery. In fact, he even thought to make this video for all… … Continue reading

Advice for Mark Hall from a 6 year old “Cancer Pro”

Meeting Jade at a Casting Crowns concert a few months ago changed Wally’s outlook on life. Though she’s only six and battling cancer, her courage and joy is inspiring and contagious. Jade heard about Mark Hall’s recent diagnosis and wanted to write him a letter. She said it would have been nice if someone who was a “pro at cancer” would have written her, and since she is a pro now, dictated this letter to her mom to send. Casting… … Continue reading

Mark Hall Announced Surgery to Remove Cancer – Let’s Send Him Some Encouragement!

Tough news today. Mark Hall, the lead singer of Casting Crowns we all know and love, made an announcement on Facebook this morning. He is having surgery on Wednesday to remove what doctors say is cancer in one of his kidneys. He’s asking for prayers for his family and for healing during his month-long recovery. We know you have big hearts and will want to join Mark, his family, and Casting Crowns on this journey… … Continue reading