Grounded Podcast

What Not to Say to Your Friend Who’s Sick, with Colleen Chao

What does the Bible really teach about physical healing? Grounded guest Colleen Chao is currently battling terminal cancer. Hear what words help (and which don’t) in this honest conversation. 

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Episode Notes

"She Laughs at the Time to Come" video

"When Faith Meets Trials" video 

In the Hands of a Fiercely Tender God book by Colleen Chao


Dannah Gresh: Cancer. Stage four. Terminal. Is it possible to have hope and perspective when you hear those words? I'm Dannah Gresh, and this is Grounded.

Portia Collins: And I'm Portia Collins. What would you say if it was your friend or sister who heard those words from a doctor? What shouldn't you say? Well, trust me on this, you don't want to wait until someone you love gets the devastating news that they have a terminal illness before you get rooted and grounded in what God's Word …

About the Hosts

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is married to her high school sweetheart, Jason, and together they parent four energetic boys on their small farm in the midwest. She is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies, the content manager … read more …

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh is the co-host of Revive Our Hearts podcast and the founder of True Girl, a ministry dedicated to providing tools to help moms and grandmas disciple their 7–12-year-old girls. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including a Bible … read more …

Portia Collins

Portia Collins

Portia Collins serves on the Revive Our Hearts team as the Monthly Partner Specialist and co-host of the weekly videocast, Grounded. Her favorite part of her job is meeting the ministry partners who help make the mission possible. Portia is … read more …

About the Guest

Colleen Chao

Colleen Chao

Colleen Chao writes about God's goodness in her journey through singleness, depression, chronic illness, and stage-four cancer. She is the author of In the Hands of a Fiercely Tender God: 31 Days of Hope, Honesty, and Encouragement for the Sufferer. … read more …