Oh my soul…

Well hello there.  It's been 9 months since I visited the pages of this journal so I just may be typing to myself. During the past 9 months, like the 9 months that it takes to birth a new life, something new has been developing, growing and birthing in me. I'm not sure if that [...]

When Suffering Becomes a Gift

We are handing in the keys to our temporary home tomorrow.  After almost 11 months, this place is no longer needed. The most intense part of my husband's Leukemia treatments are behind us. We spent 3 weeks at our real home this month and returned here this week for Bob's check-up and biopsy.  He's still [...]

Holding On

I wrote the following words on January 11, 2015 in my piece titled, Our Spring is coming... "We are looking forward to the end of this storm, this winter that we are in.  We are looking forward to seeing all the signs of spring and new life...The crocus' poking up from beneath the snow, the [...]

A New Perspective

"It is not the 'ministry' you could have ever anticipated or chosen but we are confident in God's ability to help you live it out!" (from a dear pastor and his wife) I pondered those words as winter released its grip. I think God gifts us with creativity to help us cope through the messy [...]

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 [...]