• Devotional,  Encouragement,  Fighting Fear

    Believe With Me {Day 24}

    {Day 24} “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” ~ Proverbs 16:24 NASB   “I’m believing God is healing you!” That’s what a sweet friend of mine said multiple times as I battled my countless illnesses. She was my encourager. My rock. My messenger from God to cheer my weary soul. Each time I talked with her, she shared some Scripture that always filled my heart with hope. I needed this. I just wanted someone to believe with me that I would beat whatever sickness I faced. And she wasn’t the only one. My husband was right there, cheering me on day after…

  • Devotional,  Encouragement,  Fighting Fear

    Set Your Spirit Free {Day 23}

    {Day 23} “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and sound mind.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV   I don’t want to worry anymore. Especially about my health. Or money. Or my kids acting like kids. Everywhere I turn there is something I could fret over. Like at the time of this writing (2018), we had mold mushrooming in the corner of our bathroom closet next to our AC unit. With my husband pretty much fatigued day and night, this led my mind down another rabbit trail. Could mold be the reason for his failing health? I’ve cried out for help, and…

  • Devotional,  Encouragement,  Fighting Fear

    Sling a Sucker-Punch {Day 22}

    {Day 22} “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” ~Proverbs 17:22 NLT   We were still in a scary season of my husband’s unexplainable health issues, where we hopped from doctor to doctor, practically begging someone to find out why he felt like falling asleep each time his sat to rest. Emotionally, we were spent. It wasn’t until many months into his slow healing process that I was reminded of this beautiful truth of how God created a built-in medicinal aid that releases endorphins when we do one simple thing: Laugh. Do you want to sling a sucker-punch to the gut of your…

  • Devotional,  Encouragement,  Fighting Fear

    You Can Do Anything {Day 21}

    {Day 21} “I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.” ~ Job 42:2 NLT   December 2018 was another rough month. This time, my husband was fighting an additional odd sickness. His new gastrologist ordered a colonoscopy test after he felt much fatigue and stress from a taxing job, gobs of pressure, and his current physician switching some of his daily medications. On top of this, he decided it was time to start his own company. Health-wise, his body was shot. My husband is a brilliant go-getter, yet I had never seen him this frail before. During this transition of starting a new company, I’d…

  • Devotional,  Encouragement,  Fighting Fear

    Today is Going to be a Good Day {Day 20}

    {Day 20} “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” ~ John 10:10 NLT {Emphasis added}   Oh, please reread that last sentence that Jesus said above one more time. I’ll wait. How cool is it that Christ wants to give us a satisfying life? But honestly, I struggled to wrap my brain around this verse, especially during one Thanksgiving holiday when my husband discovered a rather odd bump on his body. Of course, my mind hopped to the dreaded C-word after I looked up the warning signs on WebMD. Each day I obsessed, wanting to know…

  • Devotional,  Encouragement,  Fighting Fear

    Words Have Power {Day 19}

    {Come on. This middle school picture of me is hilarious. ; ) } {Day 19} “And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.” ~ James 3:4&5 NLT (emphasis added) & “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT   I used to call myself a dumb blonde. I know. Not the…