I Cooked Pierogi in their honor; but Ukranian Refugees are Starving … and Dying.

I didn’t want to use these words in my blog, but honestly; I have felt helpless and hopeless over the war in Ukraine. I’ve tried to tap into my talents and abilities. What can I do? How can I help? I started with prayer, and then I began writing blog posts about the war and … Continue reading I Cooked Pierogi in their honor; but Ukranian Refugees are Starving … and Dying.

You are Worth Dying For: 10 Biblical Truths to Survive Rejection (Compassion Series)  

“This seat is saved,” says a haughty voice. The spirit of rejection is ruthless; you know the seat isn’t meant for you. Rejection disguises insults as “compliments.” Rejection tells you negative comments about your weight and age, while pretending to be “concerned about you.” Rejection is responsible for the dirty looks given to parents whose … Continue reading You are Worth Dying For: 10 Biblical Truths to Survive Rejection (Compassion Series)  

1/5/23 Dave’s Testimony: New Year 2023 ~ Fighting an Octopus… Pain, Suffering & Promises

It’s been a bad day. I hate the devil who is damned himself. I know it’s him wrapping his tentacles around Dave and our entire exhausted family, trying to squeeze the life out of every single one of us. I’m still leaning on strength through Jesus, and I refuse to give up. My God promises … Continue reading 1/5/23 Dave’s Testimony: New Year 2023 ~ Fighting an Octopus… Pain, Suffering & Promises

12/25 Dave’s Testimony: God’s Servant, with Cancer, heals slowly in bed; while Visions of Miracles Dance in his Head …

Christmas… with cancer. It’s not easy. It’s very, very hard. But the silver lining is in receiving evidence that God has begun a miraculous healing in Dave’s broken body! Though Dave still struggles with pain and fatigue, these miracles have given us enough strength through Jesus to experience some Christmas joy we didn’t even know … Continue reading 12/25 Dave’s Testimony: God’s Servant, with Cancer, heals slowly in bed; while Visions of Miracles Dance in his Head …

When Thanksgiving Hurts… A Bite of Encouragement for Struggles with Self Worth, Rejection, Forgiveness, and Boundaries

Is somebody being a real “turkey” to you this year? Thanksgiving can be a tough time for a lot of people who are excited to get together, but end up feeling let down by hurtful family and friends. During this time of my husband healing from cancer; God has immensely blessed our own family with … Continue reading When Thanksgiving Hurts… A Bite of Encouragement for Struggles with Self Worth, Rejection, Forgiveness, and Boundaries

11/6 Dave’s Testimony: Healing Service Offers Hopeful Miracles and Peace about Living with Terminal Cancer

A lot has happened recently, with more coming. Dave’s scan has been moved from November 28th to November 9th. This is a rattling, battling time for us. Please be praying for him this week! A couple weeks ago we went to a healing service. Our dear friend Sarah had invited us, and kept and kept … Continue reading 11/6 Dave’s Testimony: Healing Service Offers Hopeful Miracles and Peace about Living with Terminal Cancer

5/30 Dave’s Testimony: Memorial Day, Murph Challenge to Cancer… A Different Kind of War

This morning, we woke up, and Dave said, “Last year, I was doing the Murph Challenge.” Last Memorial Day, Dave participated in the Murph Challenge; an intensive workout in honor of Navy Seal, Michael Murphy, who died serving his country. The Murph is also done in honor of other veterans, to thank them for their … Continue reading 5/30 Dave’s Testimony: Memorial Day, Murph Challenge to Cancer… A Different Kind of War

4/17 Dave’s Testimony: Roller Coaster… Easter Joys in Fighting Cancer

I find it interesting that my husband has been diagnosed with rare stage four cancer; and it’s all happening before Easter, my favorite time of year. It’s a time of new beginnings: when beautiful irises come into bloom, when Dave and our boys have played electric and acoustic guitar and drums in the church worship … Continue reading 4/17 Dave’s Testimony: Roller Coaster… Easter Joys in Fighting Cancer