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
Monday was chemo day. Thousands have prayed for Dave's rare stage four intestinal cancer, discovered only a month ago. It's been a whirlwind, but God has been in every single detail. One thing Dave was dreading, was the chemo. Side effects can be vast and overwhelming. But here's what prayer does... God timed the weekend … Continue reading 4/25 Dave’s Testimony: Quilt of Valor… Covering Chemo with Prayers!
Dear Ukraine, My husband is fighting his own personal war to beat stage four rare cancer; but we continue to send prayers, love, and support to Ukraine! God save Ukraine! 💙🙏🏼💛 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives … Continue reading Jesus Died and Rose Again for Ukraine!
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
When the merry feast has ended, And the Blue Spruce sent away, Children's play toys soon forgotten, Twinkling lights gone from display; You’ll still be here when we gather, You’ll still meet me in the wood. You’ll be found among the children, Shining brighter, bringing good. When there’s no more hustle bustle, Christmas paper crunched … Continue reading Gift of YOU… A Christmas Poem
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!
It’s Good Friday; and it's a bad world. There’s a plague of locusts destroying crops, further starving the people of Africa. Running at a faster, more frequent pace; we are experiencing earthquakes, floods, tornados and wildfires. All of these are competing, to outdo the viral plague which is currently sweeping the globe; a whispered household … Continue reading Good Friday… Coronavirus Kills, but Jesus Saves!
It's Mother's Day! Maybe you forgot, or maybe you've waited until the last minute; but you really do very much love your mom! Now you're stressed out thinking about how to bless her. I'll let you in on a little secret... Most mothers just want time with you! A little appreciation for your mother will … Continue reading 15 Sweet, Simple, Saving Gift Ideas to Express Your Love for Mom on Mother’s Day
“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)
Living a cycle of pain and victory as a Christian, can be greatly discouraging. It feels like a roller coaster. It's a long, uncomfortable bumpy donkey ride which feels like there's no destination in sight. One minute, I get a sign from God and feel my life is finally going in the right direction... and … Continue reading Pain before Victory… Palm Sunday