cancer

Few Regrets in a Full Life

By Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys.

I’ve been off the radar for a few weeks while I traveled East to visit friends in Wellesley, Mass., and then to make an eight-day retreat at Eastern Point Retreat Center in Gloucester,

Saving the Best for Last

By Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys.

It’s been a while since my last blog because I’ve been preparing reflections for a day of prayer at King’s House Retreat Center in Belleville, Ill.

The talks center on living through the darkness into the light and I suppose that my own experience of cancer has been helpful as I prepare my presentations.

No Time to Say Good-bye

By Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys.

Our family recently said good-bye to my great nephew, Jason, who died unexpectedly at age 32.

What a loss for all of us, especially for Katie and baby Jase,

A New Cancer and Turning 65

By Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC

I am Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC and I have pancreatic cancer. In fact, I have lived with cancer since 2012. I hope to share in my blog my journey and my reflections on the presence of God in my life. It is my hope that those who read my entries will find strength for their own journeys.

I recently returned from a visit to my brother’s place in northern Wisconsin. I did a little fishing, enjoyed the cooler weather, rested and enjoyed my sister-in-law’s cooking. As I left,

Seeing the Good in Change

By Sister Janis Yaekel, ASC

I have been writing this blog for a year now, and I sometimes wonder where the time has gone. Time flies when you’re having fun, and even when you’re not. The past year certainly has been more pleasant than not.

Out here in the farmland where I live, the corn is high and the ears are showing themselves. Driving down a country road the other day, I saw a doe and fawn that delighted my senses.

This is growing time in nature. Everything is about the process of taking the new life of spring and making it grow to maturity.