Showing posts from March, 2012


"For everyone who has been born of God oversomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith." 1 John 5:4

"See you back in six months" my oncologist says cheerfully "it will be fall then". When the door closed those words rung in my ears. Six months. Alot can happen in six months. In fact, that was the exact time period of having a clear mammogram, a seemingly healthy thirty-five year old body to finding a lump in my breast, which turned out to be an aggessive, active cancer...just a few months after my thirty-sixth birthday. But this time, three years down the road, for some reason, I liked having a six month boundary or maybe even a goal for my life. I never want to forget how quickly life can change. This was my news for the day, it was just me, I was the one to hear and process and now it is up to me just what I will do with it!! As I was changing out of that beautiful gown and into my work clothes, I asked myself "…


"Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance." Proverbs 1:5

Well, hello...a little less than twenty-four hours ago I was still overlooking the bay and the beach in Pensacola...yes,my backyard is beautiful for spring, but I am having a hard time adjusting back to life here in the burbs!! Just kidding. Home sweet home. What a great time..we went with another family so everyone had a friend, and we managed to really put the "break" in Spring Break! I did enjoy the slower pace, good food, naps, read a whole book (Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond, loved it), no schedule or homework or activities except deciding whether to go to the beach or the bay. The weather was cool the first part of the week, but Saturday felt like summer!The kids fished, crabbed, rode their bikes, kayaked,and swam in that really chilly water like it was a hot tub (burrr), and for the most part, got along...yeh now that's broadcast news, that's a bre…


"For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.As in all congregations of the saints" 1 Corinthians 14:33 (NIV)
"For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints." 1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV)

Good morning!I thought I would share a little about this journey I have been on lately concerning order. Maybe it's that spring is in my spirit and I am craving some spring cleaning time! Myy normal call to "Get your house in order" has been anything but orderly! You know how usually you have to make more of a mess, get everything out, decide what you want to keep, throw out, donate, then clean, then put back together (tired yet?)? Well, I am following this principle, but it is an internal "Get your house in order" year! Believe me, I would take the cleaning, organizing, messiness in a heartbeat...I actually enjoy it most of the time. God is doing a new work, calling in some order to how living life in truth really…


"I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love."
Hosea 11:4

Good afternoon! I would like to begin by dedicating this post to a little boy named Anderson Thrower, he is finishing up chemotherapy treatment today for leaukemia (three years) and we celebrate this part of the journey being OVER!You can visit his caringbridge site to learn more about this family's journey. Anderson was diagnosed a few weeks before me with cancer and I have prayed for this day to come where that baby does not have to endure chemo another day. Though suffering was involved, I praise God for the beauty He has brought from the ashes, a ministry was born during this trial, the Ateam. So, we rejoice with Anderson, Andy, Jan and Avery, at this milestone, this victory and give God glory for the healing of this little lamb!

I was working at a hospital on Monday and stepped on an elevator, for what seemed like the twenty-fifth time,half of a cracker in hand (lunch;)) ...other half of cracker…