Showing posts from January, 2016

Seven Years Today...Cancer Free

"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our sins; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5
To God be the Glory for all He has done over the past seven years in "our" cancer journey! 

Cancer has become a distant memory for the most part in our family, but the power of the testimony that has come from my going through it...stronger than EVER! There has been so much fruit brought forth in the kingdom through this process. You could have never told me that I would have the courage to continue to speak so boldly and go public with such a private battle. That's because I didn't, God did. It certainly has not been easy, but it has been worth it. Ironically, almost daily I share my story, either someone amazed at God's healing, asking me how I am now or needing hope to get through a rough situation. There is always hope in Jesus Christ. 

As I am always quick to say, my healing came here on ear…

The Lord's Prayer

"For in Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28

Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name,  Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our debts, As we have forgiven our debtors; And lead us not into temptation,  But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Matthew 6:9-13

Sunrise Sunset

"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son  into the world that we that might live through Him." 1 John 4:9

There are advantages to getting up at 5:45 am on a Saturday morning.. grabbing a cup of coffee and  wrapping back up in covers  to read and write.... seeing this gorgeous sunrise,  over the mountain,  out my bedroom window! 
It's been an amazing Saturday!  Sunrise to Sunset!
God is so faithful!#Live Blessings,  Suzanne

An Anchor

"I have this hope  that's an anchor  for my soul."
Hebrews 6:19 Blessings, Suzanne


"Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your habitations; Do not spare; lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes." Isaiah 54:2
Luke and I had our own national championship game of checkers tonight after dinner...he was perfectly fine taking the trophy from dear old Mom..haha! I wanted to do something that was not technology and something that would take my mind off the heaviness of today. It has been one of those days that was just, well, heavy. Not a crisis. Not a bad day. Not a sad day. Just a heavy heart for so many people going through tough situations.

I turned our TV on upstairs and the verse from Isaiah 54:2 was on the screen. It immediately spoke to my heavy heart. God's peace covered me and I immediately began to praise Him. Oh, I see, it's not that my heart is heavy it's that my heart is open. My heart is beating again in prayer. My heart is interceding for the needs of others. My heart is held by the Prince of Pe…

Unexpected Visits

" strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." Ephesians 6:10

Me and my walking buddy, literally, this is "Buddy", he's Dad to me but most people call him, Buddy or George:) He was just the motivation I needed yesterday to get my walk in and break up the busyness of projects around the house. Our first attempt was hindered by drizzling rain so we headed back inside and put on a pot of coffee. We visited and prayed and drank lots of coffee.

An hour later, the rain stopped and we headed out to the hills. I did, however, line up Abby to come get us at the bottom of the big hill, it's hard for me and I didn't want Dad to over do it. He was so cute.  The whole walk he was telling me story after story, mostly he shares about people he tries to bring to Christ or childhood stories or favorite songs. I had forgotten about this hill, and once we got to the top, I snapped the picture. We rested a minute. He said with a laugh "Is Abby coming soon be…

Come and Sit

"He split the rocks in the desert and gave them water as abundant as the seas." Psalm 78:15

Who says you can't change your mind? Not me. This now, sitting room,( and yes I will gladly do so,) was first coined the dining room. We tried it, and changed our mind. It is the room right off the pantry and I have declared no TV in there :) It has been wonderful the past few mornings for my morning bible/coffee/journaling time! We also have crown molding to install that the previous owner left and smoothing the ceiling then we're done. Yay. Progress. Slow process, but progress. 
 I've been a bit under the weather this week so I opted out of a dusty house, but making plans to get going on it next week!

 And here are the walls as the paper came down, and stayed that way for months...until I longer!! 

And here it was as a dining room right when we moved in. It is true what "they" (whoever they is) say "it's better to live somewhere a…

Be Glad

"This is the day the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad today!" Psalm 118:24
Hope your day was bright! #rejoice Blessings, Suzanne

Taking Down Christmas

"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." Psalm 51:10

We were a little late getting our Christmas decorations up this year and I am just not ready to take them down. However, little by little the shelves are becoming bare and the bins are becoming full. It's time. The season is over. I tend to repeat this pattern in life as well. I try and hold onto a season when it has changed. I feel like I am not ready. Yet, I have a Lord who is more than ready to help me put up one season and start the next! It's all in His strength anyway! "But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's  power may rest on me." 2 Corinthians 12:9

Until next year....
Let's start our new season looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)! 
Blessings, Suzanne

Come On In

"For I am the LORD your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,  do not fear; I will help you." Isaiah 41:3

The smallest room of the house is almost done. I do consider the foyer a room because it is where you welcome people in the front door and many times stand there visiting before moving to another room. I decided to use the same color I used at our previous house called wool skein from Sherman Williams. It looks a tad bit more yellow in these pictures but I am still going for the off white, soft tones. Neutral. Making the decision to paint the chair rail the same color makes me happy. Goes with my theme for this new year...unified. Seamless. In family, fellowship and finishing strong, with my relationship with Christ overflowing in each area. "The Lord is near to all who call upon Him in truth." Psalm 62:7

And would you have a look at the before...a mess! I really had some doubts about the repair of the walls but am so pleased with the results! N…

All Things New

For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised:  he also is to be feared above all gods." 1 Chronicles 16:25

Blessings, Suzanne

A Recap Of 2015:Get Your House in Order

"However, when He, the Spirit of Truth, has come,  He will guide you into all truth;  for he will not speak on His own authority,  but whatever he hears He will speak;  and he will tell you things to come." John 16:13
Wow, what a journey it's been in 2015! The Glory of the Lord has certainly been a bright light, for He is so very faithful!It was an abundant, exciting, humbling and freeing year! 

The  "Get Your House in Order" journey has left me with some spiritual treasures ..
*Live Thankful*Make many memories*Follow Through*Slow down*Sit at the feet of Jesus*Acceptance*Trusting*Stay on Assignment*Obedience is your lifeline*Actions speak louder than words*Laughter heals*Hope*Power of Prayer and Fasting*New friends*Reconnections with olfriends*Recovery*Truth*Cooperation*Reciprocation* ORDER*!!!
So many of me have shared your own "GYHIO" stories with me along the way, please comment and let me know  what treasures you have been given to carry on into 2016! I…