tippetts1-603x620A Christian author and blogger with terminal cancer who desperately — but unsuccessfully — tried to convince cancer-patient Brittany Maynard to reconsider her November decision to end her life through doctor-assisted suicide has been admitted to hospice care. Kara Tippetts, 38, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, published a blog post December 29, detailing her continued health struggles, sharing insights about the valuable lessons her health crisis has taught her and explaining that she finds immense comfort in Jesus even as she faces death. “I’m learning what it is to die by degrees. Parts of my body failing, parts of my abilities vanishing, and what then?” Tippetts, a mother of four, wrote. “Yesterday, I kept thinking — I drove for the last time and didn’t realize it was the last time. I don’t remember the last time in the drivers seat or the music we played. I just realized I will likely never again drive.” More