Drinking the Cup of Cancer

Drinking the Cup of Cancer

Last week I was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Breast cancer.  It is a cup I prayed I would not have to drink.  But my prayer was not answered the way I wanted it to be. I do not yet know what my journey is going to look like.  What I DO know is that I have a 9...
When The Holidays Hurt

When The Holidays Hurt

I love the holidays.  I love the noise and the commotion of having our kids and their kids in the house. I love the anticipation, the twinkle lights, and the music.  I love the memories surrounding the season.  I love sharing a big family meal around the table...
When God Says No

When God Says No

One of the most difficult tests of my faith is when prayer goes unanswered.  – At least the way that I wanted it to be answered. It’s easy for me to think that God is behind the blessings I receive in this life; it’s harder for me to accept that...
Passing Through The Waters

Passing Through The Waters

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2 2016 has by far and away been the most...
Broken Things

Broken Things

It is not always my favorite thing to learn the things that the Lord has to teach me. At this very moment I am writing this blog by speaking into my speaker phone because I broke my wrist on Saturday night. Yep, I tripped on a yoga mat in the garage and fell on my...
Estranged: My Recent Journey

Estranged: My Recent Journey

I am estranged from my parents.  I cannot tell you how hard it was to write those words.  It’s a painful secret that I try to keep to myself. In the past six months I have learned more about Jesus than in the previous 57 years of my life.  While my journey has...