I never expected God would fill me up with so much joy, at the exact same time I’d be recovering from major back surgery! I’m two weeks into recovery, and God has been lighting up my life! Now don’t get me wrong… it hurts! The pain is intense. Just when I think the pain is … Continue reading The Unexpected Joy of REST
by Angela Royse Pelleman “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV). Sometimes it seems that nothing in our lives makes sense, and we often struggle with the question, “Why?” When … Continue reading God is Our Driver … Rest, Relax, and Ride Along!
What a difference a day makes. Several days ago we planned a family movie night, when out of left field Dave became angry with our adult sons, and me; leaving us all stunned. It started out when he said he had to tell me something before we started the movie. My stomach seized up. Are … Continue reading 7/4 Dave’s Testimony: Chemo Rage Fireworks B4 Celebrating 4th of July!
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!!!
This week is the 4th course of chemo. There are IV fluids, iron infusions for anemia, and a new side effect… annoying hiccups. Last off-chemo week, Dave didn’t feel as well at all. Chemo is cumulative; meaning my husband will probably feel worse, and have to endure more side effects, as he continues treatment for … Continue reading 6/3 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer, Chemo, Clots, Credit, and Chaotic Car Conversations
It’s been two months since Dave was diagnosed with stage four cancer, and our world was turned upside-down. But, what a gift birthday week was for both of us! My sister, Lisa, flew up to visit, and it was like no time had passed at all! It was a beautiful day when I picked her … Continue reading 5/21 Dave’s Testimony: A Birthday of Shared Gifts… Best Days Since Chemo!
I’ve always been fascinated by clouds. My favorites are the puffy, white ones which come to hang out among the brightest blue skies upon a breezy, sunny day! But there are also separated, scattered clouds and rolling clouds (Dave’s favorite) wispy clouds, and yellow clouds with golden rays shining through. There are pink cotton candy … Continue reading 5/16 Dave’s Testimony: Clouds, Cancer, Christ: God is in Control!
It’s Mother’s Day… and it’s different this year. My husband has cancer, and it’s been chaotic. I actually have another almost completed post about the chaos, but I wanted to stop for a moment; and give God thanks for the blessings of all the mothers who have been loving on us, the last couple months, … Continue reading 5/8 Dave’s Testimony: Mother’s Day… Mothers Who Love When Your Husband Has Cancer
This happened last week, but was left unfinished. Dave and I both want to tell this story, because people need to know cancer is a beast, even if you know Jesus. But it’s more bearable if you do! Currently, Dave’s on his second round of chemo, and he’s hanging in there. That wasn’t the case … Continue reading 5/6 Dave’s Testimony: Hurricane Cancer Rages in the Eye of the Storm, Yet Blessings Rain Down
It’s chemo time for my husband Dave, who is fighting a rare stage four intestinal cancer. It has spread all over inside his small intestine and beyond, within his stomach and colon. All biopsy and genetics tests are back. The source has been found to be the appendix. Ironically, it can’t be removed, yet it’s … Continue reading 4/21 Dave’s Testimony: Prayers Weave a Greater Web than Cancer… Chemo Time