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 [...]

In Our Trouble

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 Trouble.  Jesus promises us trouble.  He didn't say you might have trouble or there is a possibility of having trouble.  He tells us we will have trouble. His words are recorded at the end of chapter 16 in [...]

New Year; New Hope

(I snapped this photo of Bob at the end of January 2015 on the gulf coast of Florida). Someday, once again, Bob will enjoy the simple pleasures of God's creation that he loved so much.  I cherish the above photo because to me it's filled with light and hope. My one word for 2016 is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Celebrate!

Red, white and blue.  I've seen it everywhere this past week. If you live in the USA, you have too. There are flags waving, crepe paper adorning, patriotic symbols flashing, celebration of the 4th. of July, our independence day, the birthday of America ring out across our land. And the celebration continues into Sunday, July [...]