The pages of my Mother's writings were scattered throughout her room. The task seemed too daunting, struggling with the heavy emotions that choked my throat, as I tried to gather up the fragments of her life. She had gone to Heaven just days before, and I only had days in which to help my family … Continue reading Come, Sing It Again!
It was a heavy week of fatigue and pain, after a long summer of the same. Going out for two more tests, even though they were so minimal, felt like more than I could bear. The pain mounted on the day in between the two, and I thought I might never get up again. But … Continue reading A Garment of Praise
September has always been my favorite month. I love the crisp, clear, blue-sky days. My husband and I have our Anniversary at the end of the month. Our daughter's Birthday comes at mid-month. And then just 2 days later, my own Birthday falls. But this year, I have faced this month with a kind of … Continue reading A Grace-Filled Gift
Isaiah 40:1 NIV When the glorious sunshine fell across my face, I felt the comfort of Christ flowing over me. And when the excruciating head pains began to lift, again I felt the comfort of God so near. I longed to share that comfort with my loved ones, so I sent them notes of praise … Continue reading Sharing: The Comfort of Christ
You are my hiding place, you always fill my heart with songs of deliverance. Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.Psalm 32:7 NIV https://youtu.be/iukRJ9Wnr6A The song fills my heart as it echoes through my memories. Decades have passed since it first lodged there, rote words to speak aloud to the dark. But do … Continue reading Hiding In His With-ness
The word Ablation has been on my mind lately, after the procedure the Doctor performed on my Occipital Nerve last month, to literally burn away the offensive nerve that was causing me such pain. It took longer than normal for my fibro-heightened body to let go that nerve, but eventually it did. And Praise God … Continue reading Ablation or Oblation
Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash Our hearts were as heavy as the oppressive heat that was baking our car. Add in the 6 year old and 18 month old who kept asking for a break from the constant driving, and we were desperate for a place to get out and stretch our legs on … Continue reading Never Alone
Have you ever looked outside and breathed-in the fresh air of God’s touch and suddenly felt praise rising up from someplace unknown inside of you? Have you seen beauty that takes away that same breath and felt another kind of praise overwhelming the dark places of your pain? There is something to be said for … Continue reading Sharing: Praise in the Midst of Our Pain
**I was offered this book free of charge from the author, in return for my honest opinion. All thoughts on this book are purely my own.** https://youtu.be/2Ru3qQu39Lk I was so blessed when my dear friend, Cheryl Smith, asked me if I would be willing to read through her new book, and share a post about … Continue reading Lovest thou me?
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." --Ralph Waldo Emerson Four years ago this spring, I had just tipped my feet into the waters of blogging. I had just begun to accept this journey with chronic illness, and I was just starting down the road of letting my garden … Continue reading A Remnant of Weeds