Writing has become a way of processing the most difficult season of our lives. Each step of Jordan's journey with childhood cancer, God has called us to wait, hope, and trust in Him, seeking His presence to live IN STEP.

I plan to share more details of our healing journey here and advanced wellness solutions we've discovered along the way.  And I pray the Holy Spirit uses this space to point our hearts and minds to Christ.  I hope you find encouragement here to live IN STEP with the Spirit. Let's go!

Finding Faith Through Uncertainty

By steph | September 19, 2022

Between trips to the local waterpark, family vacations, rec baseball, swimming lessons, and visiting the local library, our young kids have had a fabulous summer. It has been especially fun for our son who celebrated his fifth birthday, learned how to ride a bike, and can now swim without a life jacket. When we left…


By steph | December 10, 2021

Alright, it is time to get vulnerable about our family’s journey over the last few years. I’ll start today by officially introducing myself. My name is Steph. I am a wife to Darren and mom of three kiddos (6, 4, & 1 years old). We live in Iowa where we enjoy beautiful summers and cold…

Wait, Hope, Trust

By steph | December 8, 2021

One of the first phone calls I made as we anticipated an ambulance ride to the Children’s Hospital was to my boss to tell him I would not be at work the next morning. I think we probably both knew I would not be back for a long time. After getting through front line treatment…

Why Water?

By In Step Wellness | July 9, 2021

The IV pole was always within a few feet of his small, pale body. Whether he was sleeping in the crib, being pulled around in a wagon, or playing in the toy room, Jordan was always hooked up to tubes and lines during our stays on third floor of the children’s hospital. On little sleep,…