{A few months before my diagnosis in 1998, I rested while my hubby and his parents walked around the Miami Zoo.) Well, as I posted devotionals weekly for about 6 months or so, thinking my subscribers were receiving my blogs, it turns out maybe 3 sweet friends were the recipients. Ha. I’ve since updated my […]

Take Two {Day 1}

{Photo credit: Ben White via Unsplash} {Day 30} “Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” ~ Psalm 27:13&14 NLT   God is good. He is perfect. This […]

Pausing {Day 30}

{Photo credit A.L. from Unsplash.com} {Day 29} “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9 NLT   I’ll never forget the day in 2019, when I pounded widely on my steering wheel, yelling out to God. Looking a […]

Say What? {Day 29}

 {Day 28} “Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.” ~ Zechariah 3:1 NIV   “Saints are formed in the crucible.” At least, that’s what my inner healing counselor said after I wept away at the current difficulty […]

Who Stands Beside You? {Day 28}

{Day 27} “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33 NIV   I’ve looked, but I’ve yet to find it. You know. That profound verse in Scripture that reassure us that we will live […]

Living Between Two Gardens {Day 27}

{Day 26} “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.   Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT   In my mid-forties, I grew a goose-egg sized knot out of the center of my chest. (You guys, […]

Sickness Brings Freedom? {Day 26}

{Day 25} “In the [reverent] fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will [always] have a place of refuge.” ~ Proverbs 14:26 AMP   I remember the day I met Jerry B. Jenkins. You guys. Jerry.      B.      Jenkins. Some of you crinkled your nose, didn’t you? If you’ve never heard of […]

Starstruck, Anyone? {Day 25}

{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 […]

Believe With Me {Day 24}

{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 […]

Set Your Spirit Free {Day 23}

{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 […]

Sling a Sucker-Punch {Day 22}

{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 […]

You Can Do Anything {Day 21}

{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 […]

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

{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 […]

Words Have Power {Day 19}

{Day 18} “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” ~ 1 Peter 5:8 NLT   It started with a whisper. Do you feel that? That pinch in your upper chest, near your heart. My hand tapped the area. There it […]

Stay Alert! {18}

{Day 17} “Do everything without complaining and arguing,” ~ Philippians 2:14 NLT It turns out, my breathing problems, extreme fatigue, and upper body swelling after open-heart surgery were caused by a blocked vein called the Superior Vena Cava (SVC). Basically, my blood flow was restricted from my heart to the rest of my body from […]

Everything? {Day 17}

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