Celebrating Six Decades in the Land of the Living

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. Then I […]

Hopetober 2016 – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

My favorite announcements are those made up of autumn’s foliage. One quick read broadcasts in vibrant ‘Printer’s Ink’ that October has arrived! It’s enough to cause sensory overload. So does yet another email from a dear friend half a globe away telling me she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Surgery is scheduled for next […]

There’s More to the Story

When was the last time a good story left you hanging? In our fast-paced world you, like me and many others, may not remember. There may be so many good stories left unfinished that you’ve given up trying to circle back around to The End of each one of them. That’s ok. Unless it’s your […]

My Portion

Can you become thankful for the experience of cancer or a life-threatening illness? I believe, indeed I know you can. But it involves exchanging our initial portion for another. This calls for honest evaluation. Many a believer in Jesus has employed a number of religious responses, including denial and declaring that “none of these things […]

Fine Lines: Worry vs Concern

Welcome to Fine Lines, where today we’ll visit the Worry Ward – home of chronic worriers no matter where you live. First the kitchen where “stew” is a regular item on the menu. There is a fine line between hovering over that mental pot of “stew” stirring it ’round and ’round versus recognizing a concern is […]

Hopetober Reigns – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In last year’s breast cancer awareness post, October was forever re-named in my mind when I happened to christen it Hopetober (just click the title for the link). One year later I find it still fits, for hope does not go out of style. Or need. A lot of life has happened in the year […]

Celebrating My Five Year Marker!

July 31, 2015. Five years since the dreaded diagnosis of breast cancer returned. Five years of my social calendar marked with visits to my oncologist who, along with my husband, was my faithful companion for nine long years. The past five, and the four before that when I didn’t make it to my five year […]