A New Leg of My Journey

A New Leg of My Journey Twenty five years ago chemotherapy looked so very different than it does now. This was before nausea medicine, before steroid injections, before platelet shots.  Back then most blood transfusions were not scanned for HIV and most drugs were experimental. Treatment with chemo often took a patient to the brink…

Butterfly, oh Nancy

This is a poem that I wrote for my friend Nancy.  She has been a very dear friend of mine for the past ten or so years.  She is always inspiring, encouraging, and uplifting.  As I scuttled around the house one morning this poem and picture was in my mind for her. It is such…

Subjected to Truth

Today I have discarded all of my notes and want to write from recent experience. Many of my friends and loved ones are going through very serious trials and tribulations. As I listen to them speak of these things in my mind I so clearly hear their heart crying out, “Why?! I just want this…

Drowning Out the Noise with Stillness

Drowning Out the Noise with Stillness “Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 AMP There is a lost art of “being still” that I believe we need to practice and understand more…

Heavenly Mindset in an Earthly Realm

At the beginning of the year I wrote in my journal something that I felt the Lord was revealing to me about my personal life this year.  I wrote:  “This is the year for shaking.  2013 was a year for growing roots but 2014 is shaking and strengthening these roots….Your roots are not complete yet! …

Preparing our Nets for Harvest

Preparing our Nets for Harvest Recently I was invited by my friend Madison Brown to Elizabethtown College where she is a senior.  She took my husband and me to a quaint coffee house in the downtown district that was so comfortable, casual, and wonderful that I felt as if I were stepping onto the 90’s…

Attitude of Lack – Removing the Belief System

Attitude of Lack – Removing the Belief System Our words have power and our beliefs have power over our lives.  The bible is clear about this:  “The tongue has the power of life and death…” Proverbs 18:21 and “For as he thinks in his heart, so he is.”  Proverbs 23:7 Recently someone prayed over my…

Greatness

Greatness To be given a lot we must start with a little We must nurture that little each jot and each tittle And as we continue to express gratefulness Character is formed into faithfulness The quiet still moments that no others see Little do you know will then set you free   To care for…

Things Break – But we don’t have to! (Part 1 of 2)

Things break.  This is not a pessimistic viewpoint or a negative one; it is a reality and one that we must face as we go through life.  Lately I have experienced a lot of breaking with the one thing that everyone else takes for granted:  Legs.  Due to my extremely high amputation it is essential…