Author Archives: allisonbuzard

About allisonbuzard

Follower of Christ. Wife. Social Worker.

On Lamenting and Rejoicing

I’ve been camped out in the Psalms during the last few months. The Psalms are gritty, honest, and confusing, which resonates well with my current headspace on this cancer journey. During this Psalms Campout, I keep circling back to the … Continue reading

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One Word for 2015

Everything in my Type-A-Self is agitated that I’m writing a New Year Post on January 25. Perfectionist Allison is highly embarrassed to submit something 24 days late but 2015 Allison gets a late pass because, well, cancer (I can play that card, right?). … Continue reading

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I Have A Dream, Too

I wrote this piece last Martin Luther King Day as I reflected on the significance of this man’s sacrifice, and the implications his work has for me as a white person decades later. My sentiments are similar to last year’s, but … Continue reading

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When New Years Don’t Always Bring Fresh Starts

“I bet you’re so ready for a new year,” they say with sweet sympathy. “I’m sure you’re ready to put 2014 behind you,” they pronounce with pity. “I have a feeling 2015 will be a better year,” they hypothesize with … Continue reading

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Yesterday was Adam’s last day of chemotherapy.  Over the last ten weeks, Adam has had nearly 200 hours worth of chemo pumped into his body. It has been a grueling, tiring, challenging journey, and while his chapter with cancer isn’t … Continue reading

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Already and Not Yet (Thoughts on Advent, Hope, and Current Events)

Advent is a season of recognizing the already but not yet. It’s a season of tension, when we remember the significance of Jesus’ first coming, and we await His second coming when He will make all things new. Randy Sly … Continue reading

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The Waiting

Advent is a season marked by waiting, expectation, and anticipation. It’s a season of hoping for light in the darkness, a season of longing for a day when the wrongs in this world will be made right, and a season dedicated … Continue reading

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