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An Intimate Story of a Husband’s Journey Through His Wife’s Cancer

On today’s episode, hear a story about one husband’s journey through his wife’s cancer, exploring the struggles and finding hope along the way. Get an unvarnished gaze into living and dying with cancer from the words of those who have gone through it, full of love, understanding, and devotion.

Born and raised in a small central California farming town, Gary Sorg is no stranger to life’s endearing and challenging moments. He spent twenty years with the Merced County Sheriff’s Department, earning a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a master’s in correctional counseling along the way. Then he went on to a second career for the State of California Department of Justice at the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. When not writing, Gary enjoys traveling with his wife, Janie, Bible study with friends, riding his motorcycle, target shooting, and time with family.  

What is your favorite scripture / lifetime verse (and why)

Well, we are told we must have one of these, but I have defaulted to adopting my mother’s favorite instead of coming up with one on my own. They are actually three verses in one short sentence; 1 Thessalonians 5: 16, 17, & 18 – 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 

Why: Because we should rejoice that we are children of God, the most powerful being in the universe, and we are going to be His heirs. What a deal – like we won the parental Powerball jackpot. We are told to pray and to give thanks, because God’s plan is perfect; even if we can’t make sense of it. Like Paul of the New Testament, we will know good times and bad, but we should be thankful we are under God’s care, and can have inner peace no matter what our affliction or circumstance. 

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