As so many of us are struggling with anxiety, disappointment and grief in the wake of COVID-19, Nancy is working tirelessly to provide hope and guidance. Recently, she launched Meant to Live: Six Sessions, a brand new course based on her book, Meant to Live, that is dedicated to helping women live a life of meaning—a life where they wake up inspired, where they experience a deep connection with God, self, and others and where they are fully known and loved.
All this while grappling with her own deep grief. A few weeks ago, she found out that her 27-year-old son David had just been diagnosed yet again with colon cancer. Of this, she says:
Yesterday, David had a CAT-scan, which revealed they found another tumor in our 27-year-old beloved firstborn. We are terribly sad. We are utterly indebted to you for your partnership in prayer and love over this last year.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. – 2 Corinthians 4:8,9
I’ll soon share more about next steps, but in the meantime, as we grieve, along with mothers and fathers, families and friends since the beginning of time, and at this COVID-19 time, and united, yell, “It’s not supposed to be this way!” I also remember, (though begrudgingly right now, I’ll admit): We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body,
For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. – 2 Corinthians 4:10-12
Ok, Lord. If this is the way it must be.
If you’re looking for guests to provide a refreshingly honest take on dealing with grief and disappointment while remaining faithful—all during COVID-19—Nancy is a voice of inspiration and guidance that possesses the rare blend of both experience and expertise.
Nancy has been featured on Hallmark’s Home & Family, The Jesus Calling Podcast, as well as in Publisher’s Weekly, The Christian Post, Christian News Journal, Philadelphia Weekly and more