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 [...]

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 [...]

Sometimes We Need To Go Back Before We Can Move Forward

We had a large lilac bush behind my childhood home.  Every spring when I fill a vase with lilacs, their fragrance transports my thoughts back to that house where many special memories were made. Memories.  We all have them.  Some good, some not so good but they're stored somewhere deep within our brains.  Just like [...]

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 [...]

And Then He Speaks Peace

It had been a rough few days. They were cowering behind locked doors. They couldn't wrap their minds around what happened. Broken hearts. Trying to comprehend. But it was incomprehensible. Afraid. Afraid to move. Afraid of the future. Afraid to hope again. Then he came. The one they followed. Their leader. He could have said: [...]