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

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, 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

Encouragement, God's Love, Prayer

Stomping it out with Jesus

At first I was burdened--heavy hearted-- but after several blows, I was rippin' mad.  Mama bear mad.  The devil had dished out his fury and this mama went stompin' it out with Jesus in the garden and in the name of Jesus declaring, "Enough!   Get your filthy hands off my boy!  He belongs to Jesus!"  … Continue reading Stomping it out with Jesus

Encouragement, God's Love

Every Heart Has a Message…

I wonder how long it took for this heart to be hollowed out in this log?  How long does love take to deepen like this?  What did it take to carve through the hardened timber?  Was it a storm that caused it to fall?  Did life eat away at the core?  Who could carve in such… Continue reading Every Heart Has a Message…


Refreshing in the Deep Places

We had an unusual snow in Alabama!  A dusting that cleared the streets of most moving vehicles and most likely cleared the shelves in Walmart of bread and milk!   I bundled up  to take a beautiful walk in the sunshine during a warmer part of the day--  bringing back memories  of my walks in New… Continue reading Refreshing in the Deep Places

Encouragement, Faith, God's Love, Jesus, Life

Do Not Fear {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge }

I thought having babies was pretty courageous.  Four times I went into surgery for Cesarean deliveries.  I would do it all over again for the lives of our children that were birthed.  No regrets.  Life was birthed. Since our children are all grown up now, I  thought life would settle down a bit.  Turns out,… Continue reading Do Not Fear {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge }