When Linda Plunkett, once the epitome of mental, physical, and spiritual health, learned she had a brain tumor, little did she know her trials were just beginning. Linda enjoyed an active life, serving God through her church, foreign mission trips, and her busy counseling practice. She played golf, spent time with her close circle of friends, and looked forward to going on a cruise with her husband for their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. A diagnosis changed all that: a large tumor, growing in her brain's frontal lobe. At first, she did battle on the medical front; difficult but manageable, as she and her husband prepared for surgery. But it soon became a spiritual battle, rocking her relationship with the God she'd loved since childhood. Throughout Linda's slow, difficult recovery, God faithfully provided signs she would be healed, despite setbacks. He showed himself strong and present, through a near-death experience and a supernatural rescue. Linda's story gives hope to others experiencing physical and spiritual pain, as she declares that God does indeed have a good plan for their lives. \"I am endlessly thankful that God allowed me to experience such extreme pain and debilitation so he could take me to this present place of thankfulness...\" -Linda Plunkett
Linda Plunkett holds a PhD in Christian psychology and operates Hope for the Hurting, Inc., through which she ministers as a counselor, teacher, and speaker. She and her husband, Jim, live in Seminole, Florida. She has two grown children.