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Death is Not Dying: Rachel Barkey's Story

rachelfam.jpg After four and a half years of vigilantly fighting breast cancer, Rachel Barkey, a 37-year-old wife and mother of two was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Rachel's story is not unlike what thousands of women around the world have experienced. A diagnosis that changes a woman's life and inevitably takes from her what we consider to be most precious.

But for Rachel the essence of life is found in her relationship with God through Jesus. And that's why Rachel is convinced that death is not dying.

Watch Rachel share her story of trusting God in the face of death. "Cancer does not define me," she says. "Neither does being a wife or a mother. All these things are part of who I am but they do not define me. What defines me is my relationship with Jesus." (Hat Tip: Girl Talk)

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Comments (3)

Beautiful post.

The link below is my friend Dan's blog. He died from the cancer earlier this spring. You may enjoy reading a few of the back entries as they too show Jesus to be so glorious and supreme.

I think Dan could have said that indeed "suffering was the best book in his library." There is a depth of grace beyond compare, and while sad for the loss I rejoice that he now freed from this "shadowlands" he enjoys the full ocean of God's love.

http://5pointscc.org/dan/


Grace.

Josiah

This talk had my heart and mind in many places. A friend was quick to remind me that it is easy to talk a good game, but when it is crunch time, how do we react? I thank God for Rachel. I have forwarded it to my friends and family, encouraging them to be encouraged by such a wonderful woman. A woman who is fulfilling the duties given to her in the Scriptures even in her trials. I thank God for he selflessness.

Just listened to Rachel's testimony. Twittered about it. What a gift she gave to the world. Glorifying God in her suffering. I'm deeply touched.

Thank you, Jesus, for Rachel's life.

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