….And Peace Comes

At times it has been difficult to wrap my brain around all that has happened in the last two years. The last 7 months especially have spiraled quickly like a storm that completely surrounded us too fast to prepare for it. In the midst of the whirlwind, I have watched my husband physically struggle day…

Even There

The call came Monday afternoon. A representative from Ochsner in New Orleans was calling to set up our first consultation with their facility. It was time to face the reality of what is coming after chemo. Stem cell transplant. Reality started setting in. Like a heavy wet coat, I felt the weight of what was…

Just for Me

Enemies. They come in different forms. For us, our current enemy is not one of human nature that we can sit down and attempt to reason with. Instead this enemy came in slowly under the radar. It showed itself gradually over the last two years in different forms. Today we are tackling it week by…

Always ‘n Forever

Today, thirty-four years later, we find ourselves facing new challenges. This new place was a surprise. It’s not a place we ever looked down the road and saw in our future. Yet here we are hanging onto that covenant and to each other.

In the Waiting

Waiting is a process. To be completely honest, it is a often a process that is challenging for me to endure. Yet the past few months I have learned much about the value of how I handle that waiting time. During those seemingly long times, I have learned to treasure little moments with my husband….

Trusting Him

I hear that whispered Voice again, “Do you trust Me?”

Like a Soft Blanket

The last month had a whirlwind of events. Yet for me, one particular two week period stands out the most. I recall where I was sitting when I received the text about a friend we have known over 20 years. As I read the words, “he has passed on,” my own breath caught in my…

Broken Pieces

“But You promised me! This is not what You said You would do! You hurt me!” Raw and real words. Yes, I cried them out to my Lord. I just couldn’t understand. While my husband and I were praying over a difficult situation, I laid out tough questions. Right after prayer, my husband received a…

Facing the Wall

Sometimes in life we hit a wall. Walls can either be there to protect something or block the progress of something. And when we hit that wall, we have a choice how we will deal with it. This past weekend while driving around running errands, my mind was full of details about where our life…

Love Enough

“Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” – Jesus February. It is the time of year we hear the most talk about love. Flowers, roses and candy can be seen in every store. The main focus during this time tends to be set aside for showing…