Entries by Steve Cobb

Through Thick and Thin

“If you’re skating on thin ice, you might as well dance.” – Anita Shreve A couple of weeks ago my sons and I decided to take a walk. The idea was cut short as soon as we noticed the canal in front of our home had frozen over. At that point it became play time […]

An Even Better Thanksgiving?

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”   Marcel Proust Thanksgiving is arguably the time of year when families are most able to gather. Conversations revolve around what we’ve been up to over the past twelve months.  Topics include vocations, recent weddings, homes purchased […]

Cord of 3 Strands End of Year Letter 2017

“Nothing in this world is capable of reordering our priorities like a Terminal Cancer diagnosis”.  – Reverend Steve Cobb To anyone who has heard the words “you have an aggressive type of cancer” the things that once seemed so important are now trivial. Material possessions, vocation and social status quickly become irrelevant. Prayer, Godly counsel and […]

The Flame of Determination

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” – Eleanor Roosevelt Cord of 3 Strands sees this every day in the eyes of the good people who are drawn to seek our help […]

Cancer as a River

5th Century BC Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously observed, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man”. By this Heraclitus means that the moment you step into a river, the water is displaced with new water and the nature of the river is changed permanently. The man stepping in the riveris […]

The Empathetic Approach

Recent Posts on LinkedIn regarding our methodology have brought an overwhelming response. As Executive Director of Cord of 3 Strands I was on the leadership team that observed and developed “The Empathetic Approach” for those dealing with the scourge of Terminal Cancer. Please note I use the word Terminal only when a medical doctor has stated […]

Learning to Support Those Living Life with Cancer

This Post is for the purpose of offering to travel anywhere at any time to speak with any group who is interested in knowing, as closely as possible without having Cancer yourself, first-hand what is in the mind of the Cancer patients they are treating. The improvement of lifespans, emotional health, optimism, hope and being encouraged […]

The Importance of Community

The way we live out our lives each day either adds or subtracts from our humanity. It is so easy for us to develop a shell or casing thinking it is “protecting” us from being harmed by the events surrounding our lives. The inevitable results, over time, of this life choice are individual despair and the fragmenting […]