As an actress, Gwendolyn Briley-Strand was used to playing strong female roles—women of faith and perseverance. But playing a resilient character is far easier than being one in real life. Two rounds of cancer, including exhausting chemotherapy and radiation treatments, reinforced Gwen’s belief that she needed to turn to the healing words of the Bible for her strength. She refused to let the cancer define her even though she knew it would be a long and difficult road to healing. Gwen can confidently say, “No other experience brought more connection to Him and began to transform my way of thinking and acting in the character of His likeness.”

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