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!
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!
We’ve been to the oncologist this week. Except for a nausea, fatigue, pain, anxiety, agitation, and a touch of chemo rage; Dave’s done pretty well this round. Blood Work is, ironically, excellent; even the liver enzymes, as Dave continues taking Fen Ben. We’ve had some really rough days for Dave; filled with pain, fatigue, and … Continue reading 10/10 Dave’s Testimony: Terminal Cancer War… Our Soldier’s Personal Battle of Life or Death
I wrote the post below when our twin boys turned 18. It seems fitting to include it in Dave's Testimony. If God gave us double miracles: babies who survived birth upon arriving 2-1/2 months early; God can give their Daddy a miracle healing from cancer. If God gave us a miracle daughter ten years later, … Continue reading 5/5 Dave’s Testimony: God Gave Us Premature Miracle Twins 23 Years Ago… a poem
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
“Let’s get ready to RUMBLLLLLE!” Maybe it was my childhood spent in Europe, or maybe it was growing up seeing life centered around golf; I never ended up getting into football. But, even though Super Bowl Sunday may not be that big of a deal to me, there are definitely some things I know about … Continue reading Super Bowl Sunday… 15 Steps to VICTORY in Jesus!
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
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!
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!