Saturday, November 3, 2018

Elaine Shares Her Life, Her Marriage, Her Cancer, Her Books, and Her God

What a treat sharing my heart and God story with Patricia Durgin, on Marketers on a Mission. Enjoy some laughs and some tears! Be blessed. Be encouraged.

Splashes of Serenity,


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Social Media Can Make or Break Your Ministry

 Patricia Durgin, the founder of Marketers on a Mission, has a passion for God and a desire to help authors and speakers develop their spiritual lives and their ministries for the glory of God. You'll love Patricia's heart and her sweet spirit! Listen in as we talk about Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo and how social media affects our ministries.

Splashes of Serenity on your day!


Friday, October 26, 2018

Splashes of Serenity: Elaine Shares Her Cancer Journey with Dianne Barke...

Splashes of Serenity: Elaine Shares Her Cancer Journey with Dianne Barke...: Dianne Barker Speaker, radio host, and author I Don't Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! Organizi...

Part 2 aired Saturday, 10/27/18 at 3:30 p.m. EST.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Has God Put A Cancer Patient in Your Life or at Your Market?

Tears! Those are the drops I shed when I realize what God is doing with the work He placed in my heart. Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo has reached across the States and into El Salvador.

My friend from El Salvador ordered two copies of Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo: A Hopeful Response to a Hard Reality.

She writes:

Both copies of Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo have been given away spontaneously. I'm glad I quickly read it before the second copy flew out of my hands about an hour ago— to a cancer patient. 

I have been watching her for a couple of years, now. She owns a little corner convenience store that sells fruit and vegetables. Our favorite goodies are the homemade Salvadorean sweet and savory breads and fresh bread. 

Obviously under treatment, I have occasionally asked how she was doing. Radiation markers and a port site have faded and her beautiful head scarves have been set aside as her hair is filling in. A puffy extremity is covered by a compression sleeve. 

A smile and a polite conversation led me to be forward... “Is there any chance you could read a book in English?” I was surprised at my lack of thought before those words escaped me. 

“I have something just for you!" I left my fresh bread and produce on the counter and went to the car to get the book.

 “Here! This is for you! It is nourishment for the soul!”  

I explained in Spanish that you are one of my dearest friends and a pastor’s wife. I also told her that your husband officiated at my wedding to my Salvadorean beloved, the very reason why I reside in El Salvador.

 I explained that your response to your diagnosis was, “For the glory of God” and that you released your book only a couple of weeks ago and that I wanted her to have it. An educated, middle class lady, she told me that she would try very hard to read the English. We clasped hands. So, off for the glory of God goes your book!

Wow! I love these God stories. Please pray this dear El Salvadorean cancer patient will be able to read the book and God would speak to her through it.

I'd love to hear your God stories and how Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo is impacting the world with hope. Has God put a cancer patient in your life or at your market? Perhaps you will be surprised how quickly God opens doors for a conversation and a gift of hope.

Bring a Splash of Serenity to a cancer patient in your life,


Saturday, October 20, 2018

A Spiritual Makeover of the Heart

Yikes! This is me enjoying a 70th birthday treat at the Spa (thanks to two sweet children). Wow! Fabulous! But Wow! Ouch!!! The massage hurt so good. The therapist found muscles I didn't know existed.

Made me wonder???

If I had a massage of my heart, what sins would be found lurking within me?  Sins I didn't even know were there, just lurking around (standing in the shadowy corner of my heart) and keeping me spiritually unfit.

"So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you . . . ." (Colossians 3:5 NLT). 

"Drink lots of water to wash out all the impurities I stirred up during the massage" the massage therapist said as I left. 

Whoa! As H-2-0 flushes out physical impurities, so too God's living water cleanses us of spiritual impurities. 

""Whoever believes in me, as the Scriptures has said, 
'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water'" (John 7:38 ESV).

I want that living water (rivers of water, not a clogged up stream) flowing through my heart, don't you? Drink in God's Word, Ask God to reveal the sinful, earthly sins lurking inside, and put them to death. Kill them. Getting rid of  impurities will allow us to live the abundant life God promised. 

Will you join me? 

 A heart massage will hurt so good!!!

May God give us splashes of serenity as He gives us a spiritual makeover of our hearts,


Friday, October 19, 2018

Elaine Shares Her Cancer Journey with Dianne Barker, WHCB Radio

Dianne Barker
Speaker, radio host, and author
I Don't Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore!
Organizing for the Maximum in Life

 Dianne Barker and I sat down for a heart-to-heart about my cancer journey and my new book Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo: A Hopeful Response to a Hard Diagnosis on her radio show "At the Library."

Dianne's "At the Library" two-part chat with Elaine W. Miller will be aired one time for the next two Saturday's. 

Part I
Saturday, October 20, 2018 
 at 3:30 EST 
on WHCB Radio, 91.5 FM in Tennessee

 Part II
Saturday, October 27, 2018
 at 3:30 EST 
on WHCB Radio, 91.5 FM in Tennessee

Dianne edited Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo. Her belief in this book and her love for cancer patients shines through in the final product. She made me look really good! Thank you, Dianne!!!

She writes in her endorsement:

"A contagious joy infects the pages of Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo. Elaine W. Miller refuses to let a leukemia diagnosis steal her joy. Trusting God and believing he fights for her, she knows her eternity in heaven is secure. That puts her in a win-win position—surrendered to whatever God pleases to do. Her faith-filled perspective facing a potential death sentence offers encouragement and 
hope to others walking through dark, uncertain places. They will learn to laugh at cancer and find unexpected blessings in the journey. This sweet book by my precious friend is a shout-out to the Lord she loves with all her heart." ~ Dianne Barker


Monday, October 15, 2018

Basket of Courage Giving Away Two Copies of "Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo!"

Would you like a free copy of Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo: A Hopeful Response to a Hard Reality? Do you know someone with a terminal or chronic illness who would be encouraged by A Hopeful Response to a Hard Reality?

Thank you to Wanda Draus and Basket of Courage for their encouragement to cancer heroes by giving away two copies of Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo. To enter, please leave your name or the name of someone you know who is a "hero" on the Basket of Courage Facebook page, 

In Wanda Draus' words:

"Good Morning, everyone. We are doing something we’ve never done before, we are giving away two copies of Elaine Miller’s book “Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo.”

Although a book about cancer this little gem will encourage anyone with a chronic illness. Each chapter starts with a scripture verse and ends with a prayer, a song, and a ribbon for your heart (my personal favorite).

All you have to do is leave your name or someone you think could use some hope right here or PM. The drawing will be next Monday, October 22,  and we will contact the winners for addresses.

To read more about Elaine and this great book go to Amazon.

Let’s send some hope and love to someone who just might need it. Have a happy week! Wanda"

 Basket of Courage is a non-profit organization whose purpose is the bring encouragement and hope to anyone with cancer through their baskets. Please join them as they fight the fear that cancer brings with the love that comes through Christ. For additional information or interest in volunteer opportunities, please email them at or see their website, 

Thank you to everyone who entered the drawing! You can watch the video drawing and see if you are the winner! Wanda Draus will contact the winners for their addresses and then Praise the Lord and Pass the Chemo will arrive at your door.