Our spring is coming

They are telling us that we'll be here until spring.  Who would have thought that we'd be here, in this place, longer than we would be home in the time span of a  year?  It could end up being a total of 8 or 9 months. They tell us we'll be living a "new normal." [...]

An Unexpected Gift

This place so far from home, the one we live in close to the hospital some may call isolation but we call it holy ground. It's a new normal.  A place stripped of most of our possessions but here in the quiet we have found God to be more than enough. His presence is often [...]

Our Hearts Are Being Refreshed

It's early.  I woke before dawn and watched daylight break through the darkness.  I glance at the cup a dear friend sent to me and read the prayer printed on it. "May God grant you courage, and through His grace provide the peace that lies in knowing He's always at your side." More than ever [...]

When God sends messengers

My husband, Bob, has been in the hospital for a little over two weeks. He's already had 4 rounds of intravenous chemo and they just changed his oral chemo med tonight. The oral chemo targets the Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.  The intravenous chemo targets the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  The CML mutated into ALL but the CML [...]

Your answer could be right around the corner

I tossed and turned most of the night knowing what was ahead of us in the morning.  At 5:30am, my eyes opened.  I stared at the ceiling for a while then rolled over and closed my eyes.  My husband's arm wrapped around me and grabbed my hand and gave it a squeeze.  This would be [...]

Bless and be thankful continually

"We bless you, Lord." I heard those words flow out of the mouth of someone praying once. And those four words got me thinking. Does God need our blessing? I know I need his blessing.  I need his blessing to live. I'm blessed when I inhale my first breath of morning air. I'm blessed with [...]

We are artists

Did you know that we are all artists? We don't have to write, draw, paint, sculpt to be one either. We've been created by the master artist to become like him and he is certainly creative.  Look at us, look at nature ~ the trees, the flowers, the earth, the sea, the sky.  You don't [...]