KEEPING HOPE ALIVE

I went out in public the other day – to a gathering of women. I think everyone there knew of my diagnosis, and several were seeing me for the first time ‘since they’d heard.’ So each interaction had the flavor of ‘You have cancer’… ‘I’m so sorry’… ‘How are...

AS THE SUN RISES

“At each and every sunrise you will hear my voiceAs I prepare my sacrifice of prayer to you.Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altarAnd wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.   Yahweh, lead me in the pathways of your pleasure…Smooth out your...

THE MANSION WE LIVE IN

Anyone who’s been through a journey with cancer knows that this journey is not a sprint… it’s truly a marathon. Anyone who’s run a marathon knows that endurance is required – and tested. Some days I grow impatient with the process. I’d just like to be ‘done’...

WIDE-EYED WONDER

A short time ago, a beautiful friend helped me plant all my flowersin their pots and places. I couldn’t have done it without her, and was so grateful. The next day, I was out fertilizing and watering them allRelishing in the nourishing beautyThat would only increase...

WHEN OUR FAITH IS STRETCHED

It’s definitely been a faith stretching time, for me.  This morning I’m reading John 6 where Jesus fed 5000 people with five barley loaves and two small fish. Verse 5: Jesus turned to Phillip and said, “Where will we buy enough food to feed all these people?” Then we...