Basking in the Sun

“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24

I woke up this morning feeling great! I don’t mean that my nausea wasn’t too bad or the pain was bearable… I felt great! To top it off, I had a night of restful sleep without memorable dreams and woke up next to the love of my life. Continue reading

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Playing Catchup

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.”

Psalm 127:3-5 NIV

It’s been some time since my last post. I’ve been feeling a little under the weather the past week or so but will try to catch everyone up.

Last Tuesday Continue reading

My Rainbow in the Storm

“So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”Genesis 2:20-24 NIV

Something that folks who have not been affected by cancer may not realize is the toll it takes on the loved ones of a cancer patient. Of course, grief and worry exists for the family and friends and that is something, if I could take away, Continue reading

Catching Up

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”

Isaiah 42:16

The last couple of days have been something of a blur. The Dr visit on Wednesday went well. However, it brought up a concern.  The Dr explained that considering the size of the tumor and the aggressiveness of the cancer, I needed something in addition to the standard R-CHOP chemo regimen. Continue reading

Be Strong

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

I’ve been somewhat lax in keeping up with my blog for the past couple of days. I have been fortunate to be permitted to work some this week, which has made me a little more tired than I anticipated. It is great to be able to do some work! Continue reading

Weathering the Storms of Doubt

“Come,” He said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:29-31‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Yesterday was a great day without event. I woke around 7 am and decided to attempt to make it as normal a day as possible. I dressed, brushed my teeth, brushed my hair (yes, I still have my hair for now), shaved, Continue reading

Normal?

““The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.”
‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭19:11-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Today was mostly encompassed by sleep. There were some really good thunderstorms at home today and the sound of the heavy rain drops beating against the roof was very relaxing. Continue reading