At 3 a.m., this morning, I wish Dave a Happy Father’s Day. We’re not sleeping… again. He says, “Thanks,” and it warms my heart. It’s what we always do on holiday “eves.” So many times at midnight, we proudly rush to be the first to shout, “Happy Birthday!” Or, on Christmas Eve, at 4 a.m.; … Continue reading 6/19 Dave’s Testimony: Dad has Cancer (Next Day is Chemo) Happy Father’s Day!!!
Today’s walk with my sweet, handsome ruby red King Charles Cavalier Spaniel brought an extra smile to my face. Finn and I had run into our friendly new neighbor, Robin, and her white lab, Parker. As the dogs cautiously sniffed, yet mainly dodged each other; we talked about why it is that names are so … Continue reading Little, Lost, Abandoned Bird: God is Your Father and Mother; He Knows Your NAME!
Fathers are meant to love, guide, encourage, protect, teach, comfort, and lead us. So what happens when a father doesn’t fulfill his responsibilities? Emptiness happens. Depression happens. Doubt happens. Confusion happens. Children lose their way. A neglectful father leaves his children to fend for themselves. They may have to fend for food or clothing, or … Continue reading When You Have an Absent, Abusive, or Abandoning Father… God Cares
Daddy you might have missed out on some love when you were my age. I understand. Daddy, don’t you know that’s why God gave me to you, to help heal that sad place in your heart? When you take me dancing you will forget your pain as we slip and slide on the dance floor. … Continue reading Dear Daddy, Please Dance with Me! (Father Daughter Dance: An Open Invitation)
Happy Father’s Day, God! Thank You for showing fathers everywhere how to be godly fathers, even when so many have not had fatherly guidance in learning how to love their sons and daughters the way You intended. Some fathers have abandoned, some fathers have neglected, some fathers have tried, some fathers have taught, some fathers … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day, God!
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
It’s a new day, a new year! So many of us have had hopes and dreams for the new year; only to have them crushed by tragedy and trauma of the unexpected. This is what happened to our family… In January 2022, after a clear colonoscopy scan in December, my husband Dave began to get … Continue reading Dave’s Testimony 2022: Our Entire Year of Terminal Cancer, Strength Through Jesus, and Trusting in God’s Healing Miracles… A Mini Book
It’s celebration time! The Silver Lining is having a wonderful winter giveaway to thank you for all of your love, prayers, support, and encouragement this year while my husband has battled cancer. Simple directions for entering the giveaway are at the end of this short, joyful post! God has heard our prayers! He has sent … Continue reading The Silver Lining Wonderful Winter Giveaway… Celebrating Christ Conquering Cancer!
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 …
So many beautiful, compassionate prayer warriors are waiting right now, to hear the results of Dave’s latest cancer scan. We received the good news last night, but first needed to share with our children and family members. We’re still processing everything ourselves! Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, support, and compassion. We’re so grateful! Last … Continue reading 11/9 Dave’s Testimony: Tumors Shrink as Our Faith in God Keeps Growing… Good News Cancer Scan!