Encouragement, hope

Miracles in the Middle

I'm beginning to believe I'm part wimp / part warrior. Sitting in the oncologist's office last week,  I confessed my full-on fear of the radioactive iodine treatment commonly used to treat thyroid cancer patients.  In the same breath, I confidently proclaimed I'd be happy to stand up in front of a thousand people and tell… Continue reading Miracles in the Middle

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Encouragement, God's Love

When You’re Somewhere Between Your Hope and Your Healing

I got the word  that it's back...thyroid cancer.  Found the little knot on my neck while I was on vacation this summer and the waves were set in motion.  Only this time it's been different. Five years ago I found another lump on my neck to match the one they had been watching  for several… Continue reading When You’re Somewhere Between Your Hope and Your Healing

Encouragement, Listening to God

When You Need a Breakthrough

I had a dream ... This particular dream involved a lady humbly praying as she walked around what seemed to be a small town.  She came to the grave site of my husband's Grandfather Martin  and while praying, he came back to life!  He joined us at the house we were in and talked with… Continue reading When You Need a Breakthrough

church, Encouragement

Territory Wars :: Even More Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife {3rd Stanza}

Well, mercy sakes alive!  Looks like we got ourselves another con...fession. I never intended for this to turn into a mini-series but you guys are giving me way too much material to work with.  So go ahead ...pull yourself up a chair --or better yet, a church pew-- and let's have ourselves another little conversation.… Continue reading Territory Wars :: Even More Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife {3rd Stanza}

Encouragement, Following Jesus

Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife … The Church and the House Cat

  I have a running joke that goes around in my head that I might as well have been born on the front pew of my home church.  I wasn't, of course, but as a child born into a pastor's family, it seemed like a likely scenario.  Church became home.  It was all I really… Continue reading Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife … The Church and the House Cat

Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence, Holy Spirit

From Sandy Shores to City Sidewalks ~ Finding Peace in the Moments

Walking barefoot along the sandy shores of a beautiful ocean is one of my  favorite things in all the world to do.  This year I had an unusual gift of being able to do that for 14 plus days in a row.  Life-giving! Finding heart shaped shells and rocks along the way, talking things out… Continue reading From Sandy Shores to City Sidewalks ~ Finding Peace in the Moments

Encouragement, Faith, hope

Life Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Grief and loss can gush like water and run for days, weeks, even years --finding routes into the tiniest cracks and crevices of our innermost being.  Sometimes the seed of suffering and loss gets lodged between a rock and a hard place and forces it to crack open until the cracking and the spilling make you… Continue reading Life Between a Rock and a Hard Place