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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Expressions of Love

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”  Sarah Kay I'm not sure why I was having a bad day.  It was several years ago.  All I remember was there were tears and I wanted a little slice of [...]

When too much salt spoils the soup

It was a cool autumn day, lunch time, and a hearty bowl of soup sounded good. Bob and I stopped at a familiar restaurant and ordered the vegetable beef soup and a salad. As we waited for our lunch, we sipped our coffee.  Not just good coffee but great coffee -- something the restaurant is [...]

Daddy, Carry Me

"Daddy, I can't go.  I'm tired."  Her hands reach up, "Daddy carry me. I'm scared.  It's getting dark.  I can't see." Like a good daddy he whisks her up into his arms and gently places her on his shoulders. The evening is fading and the sun begins to withdraw behind the horizon.  Darkness isn't far [...]