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 [...]

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 [...]

Breaking up the Unplowed Ground

It's been a long goodbye this week.  I've had to say goodbye to loved ones traveling cross-country to start a new chapter of life in a new place.  It's been a bittersweet separation these past few days. My emotions range from being hopeful, happy, excited and then sad and lonely all at once.  Then there's [...]

When Ink Drips and Camera Clicks

I put my pen to journal and begin to write, I see an oriole outside my window and I grab my camera.  I click to capture the moment and return to my writing. With my mind and emotions wrapped up in so much lately, I finally feel my soul return to its rightful place. The [...]

When Light Meets The Dark

It was that time again--time to travel the 160 miles to the medical center for my husband's cancer check-up with his oncologist/hematologist. We left yesterday morning while it was still dark. The darkness of uncertainty always covers us as we travel east for his appointments but the sun coming up yesterday was a reminder that [...]

Do what you love, love what you do and always remember why you do it

When I was younger, I always dreamed of writing.  I couldn't deny the desire that I had to put pen to paper.  I filled many journals and as my faith grew so did the desire. Writing isn't something that I picked.  It picked me. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the [...]

Savoring Moments Through My Lens # 2

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.  Psalm 24: 1-2 The sandpipers poked their beaks in the sand not noticing me at first.  As I approached them, they dispersed.  Flying across the [...]