Description: Mark Edwards, retired Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Nashville, and advisor to Celebrating Grace publishing, explores the sustaining power of hymn texts. Using as example his personal journey with his wife, Susie, through her two-year battle with cancer, Mark ponders and rejoices over the way their faith was buoyed by hymns, old and new. The language of hymns that had always been an integral part of their everyday life became an even greater source of strength and gratitude for their family and the hundreds of friends who shared their cancer story by way of the Facebook group page called “Notes from Susie.” Learn more about Mark and Susie’s experience and how it, unexpectedly, turned into a book of hope and healing for patients and caregivers walking a similar path.

Location: Truett Seminary, Baylor University – Waco, Texas