My Strength is My Story with Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker. A true fighter and spirited woman, who shares her story about her battle and mission after being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in her new book, “The Mission Walker”.
Edie Littlefield Sundby: A wife to Dale of 42 years, a mother of two beautiful daughters and two daughters gifted to them when her brother passed away. Edie and her husband are entrepreneurs with a spirit to conquer.
God gave Edie the strength, courage, and acceptance to provide a way through her journey with cancer. Little did she know how the El Camino Real Mission Trail would lead her to more freedom, drawing her closer to God knowing all is well.
“If I can move, I’m not sick.” ~ Edie Littlefield Sundby
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including cancer, the mission bells, acceptance, and mystery. Let’s go deeper with family, love, knowing all is well.
- The Wonder
- A Stranger’s news
- “You have cancer.”
- Has it spread?
- A 7 inch tumor
- Connect to God
- The Mission Bell
- Cry out and Mercy Prayer
- Facts on the ground
- The Cotton Farm & Family
- Freedom to live
- Filthy Fifties
- God, the provider
- My Mother’s Bible
- A Solid Foundation
- My Body
- Arrogantly Healthy
- Accelerated Death Benefit Rider
- Palliative Care
- Dr. George Fisher
- Control of Symptoms
- Anticipated Grief
- God’s Medicine
- Walking and Gospel Music
- Fear Battles
- Emotional Ashes
- El Camino Real Mission Trail
- Loreto 1697
- Cancer return
- Ron Graham & QRandom Theory
- Lance Armstrong
- Multiple Surgeries
- Dr. Jeffrey Norton, Stanford Cancer Center
- Mules & Desers
- I lost fear!
- The Walker and the Saint, Wall Street Journal
- W Publishing and Thomas Nelson
- Amazon Fresh
- Writing & 90,000 words
- Anticipatory Grief and Fear
- All is Well
- God’s Whispers
- Wisdom Teachers
- Hardships and Smacks
- Thank you, dear Lord.
- Dear Lord, please have mercy on me.
“Astonish me!” ~ Edie Littlefield Sundby
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“More than anything else, it keeps my spirit inflated.”
“Every day is a bonus day.”
“I was shocked but not surprised.”
“Sometimes it’s easier when you’re by yourself.”
“That’s whey I love to walk; it allows you to process things slowly especially when they’re coming at you a thousand miles an hour.”
“Anything you can do to physically and visualize and get ahold of just to quiet, quiet the panic.”
“In the silence is where I find God.”
“Please Lord have mercy on me.”
“Acceptance means you deal with it. It is what it is.”
“When you are with God, the deepest and strongest and the most connected is when you have to deal with it. You’re not alone ever.”
“Our own expectations are always so much greater than anyone else’s”
“You deal with it, with acceptance.”
“The God that I was raise with was there.”
“I knew that I wasn’t holding mother’s Bible close to me. I was holding momma close to me.”
“God made us out of love.”
“Your body is the temple of your soul. and to treat it accordingly.”
“I was arrogantly healthy.”
“Cancer is a mystery. No one really understands life. No one really understands the mystery of God.”
“I have no idea why I’m alive. It’s all of God’s medicine.”
“Pour out the emotional overflowings and feel with spiritual grace.”
“I knew I was going to walk one step at a time one day at a time and trust in God to decide how long and how far.”
“The mission trail didn’t start in California. It started in Loreto, Mexico.”
“Every block is a walk of faith. Every day is a walk of faith.”
“In life, we walk alone together.”
“On QRandom that says nothing is random; everything is interconnectedness between all events. And to me that is spirit; to me that is mystery; to me that is God.”
“Walking slows life down.”
“It was transcendent.”
“The more you walk, the more you connect.”
“We are meant to move spiritually. We are meant to move emotionally. We’re meant to move physically.”
“We have the power within to control fear.”
“Walking has it’s own rhythm. Writing has it’s own rhythm.”
“God is saying to us, ‘All is well.’ Regardless of what’s happening, all is well.”
“Walking allows me to unwrap that present very, very slowly.”
“When life hits us with a curve ball, let it stun you. Let is knock you down, just don’t let it knock you out!”
“It’s when we’re wasted, we need the Lord.”
What has your story gifted you?
“My story reconnected me with my mother and my father… These roots that they provided me at an early age saved my life. Their faith saved my life.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
“One step at a time leads to miles of greatness!”
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Music by Mandisa – Overcomer
Cover Art by Jenny Hamson