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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 …

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About the Hosts

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including: Fasting & Feasting7 … read more …

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

When Dannah Gresh was eight years old, she began praying that God would use her as a Bible teacher for “the nations.” When she sees the flags of many countries waving at a Revive Our Hearts event, it feels like … 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 … read more …

About the Guest

Colleen Chao

Colleen Chao

Colleen Chao is an editor and the author of In the Hands of a Fiercely Tender God. When she's not wrangling words, she enjoys the beautiful outdoors, side-splitting laughter, and half-read books piled bedside. She makes her home just outside … read more …