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TRUST the Lord

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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5


I sat in this chair (March 2009) TRUSTING the Lord for the Chemotherapy to demolish any cancer cells still lingering in my body....


I sat in this chair (June 2009) TRUSTING the Lord to rebuild my body "head to toe"...


And now I sit in this chair (August 2011) morning after morning TRUSTING the Lord for the day ahead...



Proverbs 3:5 is my life verse, etched on my heart. I have learned to trust the Lord even when I don't understand who, what, when, where or my biggy HOW. But not on easy street! Many aspects through the years have caused me to trust, fully rely and believe in the Lord's ways. Many times before and some thereafter, breast cancer. I love the example of trust being described like sitting in a chair....we don't think, contemplate, analyze or agonize over whether we will sit down, we just...sit down. That's what our trust should be. A done deal. …

Glad When It Grew Calm

"They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven." Psalm 107:30

Good morning. I have been up a while, it's still dark outside, but boy have the lights of my heart have been shining bright. I laugh at the fact that I can thank my thirteen year old Yorkie for this blessed time. She is my alarm clock these days, I heard her barking (or one bark...one bark..another bark) from across the house and through my ear plugs! And by the way, our house is ranch-style so I was literally on the other side of the house and her bark drifted down our long hall to reach me. I finally got up, looked at my watch (4:35 am),came to the kitchen to see what was going on. She stood in front of her water bowl, her empty water bowl!As I filled her water bowl, I pushed the "on" button on the coffee maker. This will turn out good for the both of us! She got her water, probably two sips because she only weighs five pounds and I got an hour and a half of studying, p…

Enter the Narrow Gate

"Enter the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it." Matthew 7:13

Good Monday morning!It's been a while (again..ha) since I have written! However, I have worked a little on the design of the blog and decided on a new title. Blessings, Suzanne...just as it looks, like a salutation at the end of a letter. Throughout my caringbridge journal entries, I usually ended them that way and some with a few more adjectives! I was on a walk yesterday and had been praying for something easy to remember and that was what I came up with. The Lord reminded me that everything begins and ends with a blessing. My journey of life, especially in the past few years, certainly reflects beginnings and endings. Daily I thank my Lord for giving me His strength in the past, the present and for the future. Blessing His name for the twists, turns, and the straight and narrow way. It is an honor to respond to the simple question &quo…