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July 14, 2005
Prayers Needed For Fellow Blogger

Kevin McCullogh, Salem Radio Network talk-show host and all-around great guy, has often written movingly about the struggle his mother-in-law has waged against cancer. It appears, sadly, that she will shortly pass on. Kevin writes about that in his post from last night titled, "The phone call you're never quite ready for...":

The phone call that we knew since Feburary of this year - might come - finally has. Early tomorrow The Lovely Bride boards a plane headed for California to say goodbye. There is little that can be said at this time. This part of life is hard, and not without considerable pain - regardless of the amount of suffering someone has been through. I watched my Mom be bed-ridden for weeks and elude death multiple times in the final months... yet in that moment... nothing quite prepares you for it. ...

Mom is a hero by every measure. She has battled cancer for a decade. The family was told 10 years ago that she would not survive, and yet - she has seen both of her children graduate from high school and college. She has witnessed her daughter's marriage and been a supportive encourager to our young life together.

After sickness came she began to speak openly about a newness to the relationship she had with God. And up till this last season she was actively involved in teaching and discipling younger women at her church in how to be more Godly wives, better moms, and woman of steadfast character. She has wondered publicly if her life has amounted to much. But these doubts rest only in her mind.

If you had a chance to hear from the lips of the women who have taken her classes. The difference she has made in families and the lives of the women she has taught has been profound. When we were last with her in May of this year, she was talking AGAIN of starting up a bible study - in her home - to continue to bring encouragement to her own heart as well as other women.

Please add Kevin's family and his mother-in-law to your prayers and thoughts today.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at July 14, 2005 8:16 AM

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