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29: Kim Merrefield / Cancer diagnosis, healing after a WHIPPLE surgery, & viewing challenges as blessings

September 26, 2022
00:00 32:32
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Kim shares her story of healing after a WHIPPLE surgery, and what God has taught her through that season of healing. Depending on what God is trying to achieve in us will determine the specifics of how and when he chooses to heal us (loved this insight!)

She talks about the process of persevering through a hard time using the metaphor of sowing and reaping, ultimately leading to a harvest and the subsequent seasons of pruning. Kim shares that she believes we are blessed when we are in difficult situations because the goal is to be sanctified and grow.

Scripture mentioned in this episode:

Psalm 126: 5-6:
"Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them."

Isaiah 28: 27-29

"Caraway is not threshed with a sledge,
nor is the wheel of a cart rolled over cumin;
caraway is beaten out with a rod,
and cumin with a stick.
Grain must be ground to make bread;
so one does not go on threshing it forever.
The wheels of a threshing cart may be rolled over it,
but one does not use horses to grind grain.
All this also comes from the Lord Almighty,
whose plan is wonderful,
whose wisdom is magnificent."

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Kathryn Calibeo is a full-time mom to two busy boys, and works part-time as a Sales Representative for a technology solutions company. Kathryn has earned her Bachelor's degree in Professional Writing with an emphasis on editing and publishing from Michigan State University. After graduating, she worked as an intern with a Christian organization at Michigan State University, where she had the privilege of overseeing the freshmen and Greek Life bible studies, weekly gatherings, retreats, and discipleship programs.

Kathryn now lives in Michigan with her husband of 6 years, their two boys, and their adopted Yorkie-Poo. Kathryn currently attends church at Woodside Bible Church, where she has served on the women’s writing team and has led various small groups. Kathryn has been podcasting since 2018 and currently serves on the board for Sparkle, a women's ministry organization, where the podcast Sparkle Speak was born!
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