{Day 9} Bad to Worse? “Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three gather together in My name, there I am with them.” ~ Matthew 18:19&20 NLT   […]

{Day 9} Bad to Worse?

{Day 8} “Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.” ~ Proverbs 30:5 NLT   I clutched my red journal a sweet friend had given me before I started my stem cell transplant. Each time Scripture spoke to my soul, I jotted the words down along […]

{Day 8}

{Day 7} “As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the [enemy]…”  ~ 2 Chronicles 20:22a I laid on my couch at home, exhausted for the umpteenth time weeks after finishing my stem cell transplant, and surviving the near-death ordeal because of a blood clot. (Just so you know, resting is […]

{Day 7}

“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” ~ Matthew 19:26 NLT   On the third night of my stem cell transplant, I sat up in my hospital bed, gasping like someone was dunking my head underwater. Hitting the nurses’ call button, I stammered out, […]

{Day 6}

{Day 4} “The tongue has the power of life and death.” ~ Proverbs 18:21a NIV I wish someone would have warned me about what strangers might say that morning I walked into the welfare office to register for food stamps. Since our income was cut in half when I stopped working to start treatment, we […]

This Brings Life {Day 4}

{Day 3} “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”  ~ Ephesians 3:20b NLT   I’m a planner. A finagler. A behind-the-scenes manipulator. But oftentimes, my strategy doesn’t follow His formula. In my quest to speed up […]

{Day 3}

{Jason and I eating take-out and playing cards with Shelly and George.} Hello, sweet friends. Here is Day 2 of the devotional I’m writing for the newly diagnosed. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, read this first: Preface and Day 1. Blessings, Dabney {Day 2} “Can any of you add a […]

Stop. {Day 2} (And opinions, please.)

Hello, sweet friends. I’ve been doing something for the last few years, and it’s time to let you in on my secret. Eek. I’ve started to write a devotional for the newly diagnosed, and I think I’m ready for my favorite friends to have a sneak peek (that’s you!). I am hoping to release a […]

Opinions Needed {Day 1}

Today is going to be a good day! 5 years ago I had open heart surgery, and when I woke up I had amnesia. For 6 days I didn’t know where I was or even my kids’ names (I still struggle with memory issues a tad). It took months to bounce back. That’s why I […]

Today is Going to be a Good Day

It’s funny. I felt like God put this post on my heart to share one day after my walk, but I never did. I was too afraid of posting anything remotely positive after arriving home and reading the headlines. But you see–there’s this catchy song that says, “Put your hands up if you feel like […]

Put Your Hands Up…

{Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels} You’re home. Your kids are home. And now you have to motivate them to finish school, and stay sane during this unusual time. Ack. We know by now this sickness is serious, and that quarantine is the fastest way to help lessen the duration of this disease if we follow the […]

Going Corona-Crazy?

{I’ll explain the “gray-shirt guy” at the end.} I woke this morning with a crazy desire to reread a funny “I see you…” card a friend had slipped me last night at a Palm Beach Women’s Network event. As I pulled it out while sipping my coffee, I giggled and began thinking of the other […]

Be Her First

{Photo credit: Calvary Church Jupiter} 2019 was one of the hardest years of my life. This is me, just being honest. One day I will blog openly about this. Promise. It’s too crazy not to. Actually, I’ve even considered writing a novel based on some of the zany events that happened. Who knows. But what […]

One of the Hardest Years of My Life

{This is my second time posting this blog because the first post no one received an email. Ack. I think we’ve fixed this kink, but as you’ll be able to see if you visit dabneyland.com, I’ve updated the site. Can you do me a favor? Can you let me know if you’ve received this post […]

I’m Back! And Free What? {Also, Take Two.}

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent (unstoppable).” ~ Calvin Coolidge

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