{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}

{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 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}

{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 16} “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” ~ James 1:2-4 NLT Full confession. I used to crinkle my nose at […]

Pure Joy is an Option {Day 16}

{Day 15} “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” ~ Isaiah 26:3 NLT “Dabney…how much money is two quarters and a dime,” my cardiologist asked me each day he visited my hospital room after my open-heart surgery. Eyes wide, I stared at my husband, silently begging […]

Perfect Peace {Day 15}

man with wings standing on brown mountain peak

Back in November, each blog (well, devotional) I posted no longer magically appeared in your inbox. Ack. Somehow I accidently did something that deleted this handy-dandy feature. Well. I think I’m back. And I will be posting (again) my devos to bring you up to speed. My prayer is that these messages are helping someone. […]

Ack. And, {Day 13}.

{Day 15} “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” ~ Isaiah 26:3 NLT “Dabney…how much money is two quarters and a dime,” my cardiologist asked me each day he visited my hospital room after my open-heart surgery.   Eyes wide, I stared at my husband, silently […]

Perfect Peace {Day 15}

man in white shirt and black pants sitting on rock near lake

“Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble,  and he delivered them out of their distresses. ~ Psalm 107:6 KJV I remember the day Erin Brockovich, the well-known environmental activist, visited our town in 2009 and alleged what our community had feared: We were living in a cancer-cluster and water contamination was to blame. Each […]

Then {Day 12}

adult autumn beauty blue

{Day 11} “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you […]

Where Are You Focusing? {Day 11}

One of the things I’m often asked is if I speak at churches or events. And I do. So I finally stopped dragging my feet and found a way to share clips of me speaking. This required lots of sleuthing and then pretty much begging the hubs to teach me a thing or two about […]

Opinions Needed

“How many months have you been in remission?” Bill, my new psychologist asked. “Three.” “And how does that make you feel?” “Good, I guess,” I pulled at the hem of my shirt. “But, I can’t shake the thought that…it’ll return. I just wanna know…am I cured or not?” My chin trembled and I grabbed a tissue […]

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