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
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
My dear husband is coming home today! It's bittersweet. The storm cloud hanging over his Homecoming, is that's he's far opposite from well. It seems so wrong, so unfair, to be leaving the hospital after two weeks; only to still be severely ill. Yet, the silver lining is he's coming home! We've missed him, and … Continue reading 4/13 Dave’s Testimony: Coming Home… Chemo for Christ
It's been two weeks since I rushed my precious husband to the ER for the 6th time. He was finally admitted to the hospital. Unbelievably, we had to insist upon it. He has been severely ill over the last two months. Since being admitted, our world has turned upside down. In the blink of an … Continue reading 4/10 Dave’s Testimony: My Husband has Deadly Cancer… Palm Sunday Miracles
Every year I struggle with anxiety going to see the fireworks on the Fourth of July. Will we get stuck in the ditch? What if someone has to use the restroom, but can’t exit from our parking spot? What if we get thirsty or hungry? Why am I being so ridiculous? The anxiety is probably … Continue reading Higher than Fireworks… Jesus Shines Brighter!
Happy Birthday, beautiful baby! The sun is shining, and the birds chirp among the trees whispering in the breeze. The puffy, clouds float along in the aquamarine blue sky. You’re alive! “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4 NIV). Beautiful baby, you were just born, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Beautifully Broken Baby! 15 Encouraging Bible Verses for Suffering Christian Believers
It’s now been two years of suffering through life with serious chronic illness. It’s made me appreciate, even more, the sweet and simple things in life. I find God in nature, so; as I do every Easter, I decided to wander down to the gorgeous Japanese magnolia tree. It stands next to a tiny white … Continue reading The Magnolia Blooms are Dying, but Jesus is ALIVE!
“And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him” (Mark 5:6 ESV). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Please forgive my long unanticipated absence. I’ve been through two years of severe chronic illness; yet God is always good, and Jesus is still my King! I haven’t been able to get … Continue reading Merry Christmas… Jesus is King!
I can't let Thanksgiving go by without thanking God for my beautiful family, friends, and readers here at The Silver Lining! I also want to thank God for healing me from horrible chronic migraines! These terrible headaches robbed me of my time, comfort, and happiness. Thank you to all of you who have prayed for … Continue reading Thanking God… Choosing to Trust Him in Your Trials
It's graduation time! This year is especially meaningful to me, because my twin sons are included among the 2017 graduates. As homeschoolers, my husband and I have watched them pursue their interests from a young age, with the freedom and time to really develop and excel at their God-given gifts and talents. For that, we … Continue reading Be of Good Courage, Christian Graduates! God Promises You a Great Future!