In 2015, I learned that I had ovarian cancer after four masses were found in my abdomen. I soon began a nine-week regimen of chemotherapy to shrink the masses before surgery. After surgery, a port was placed on my rib to allow additional treatments of chemotherapy to enter my abdomen directly. During each treatment, I… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Endure
Today was my second day to turn off my podcast and invite Jesus to join me on my morning walk. My eyes once again filled with tears as I envisioned his presence walking quietly next to me. I wonder why I get emotional, but I hope this never fades. Perhaps my emotions stem from the… Continue reading (Week 2) Am I Walking Too Fast?
(I am posting late- had a busy weekend- but this is from Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday prompt. The link is under her prompt photo. Thank you, Kate and fellow writers!) The People of Thursday, July 2… Jim and I leave home early to drive 5 hours north. We don our masks for the rest… Continue reading Five Minute Friday (But Posted Sunday): People
(One day each week as I take my morning walk, I am inviting Jesus to walk along with me, then asking him a question that comes to mind. If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to take a few moments to read yesterday’s post, Can I Ask You Something, Jesus? (Introduction), for a more… Continue reading (Week 1) What am I missing?
“Are you ready? May God come alongside you in the silence, weighty and strong, head bowed next to you with respect, ready to sit for a moment. May you not demand an answer but be content with his presence, listening to his heart of love.”1 I was on my morning walk when Emily Freeman extended… Continue reading Can I Ask You Something, Jesus? (Introduction)
I am uninspired as I read the prompt for this week’s Five Minute Friday.1 “Compromise” is the word for the day. Nothing comes to mind. In fact, I find myself disappointed, perhaps even a bit annoyed that I didn’t receive a more inspiring or fun word to contemplate, a word that coincides with my thoughts… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Compromise
God, help me to remember that my worth is found in your loving gaze. Much like the ragged but beloved stuffed animal, you behold me as a treasure, no matter how worn and weary I may feel. Much like the photo of a precious and tender moment in time, you delight in my goodness even… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Worth
Thanks again to Kate Motaung and the FMF Community for these Friday inspirations! If you are interested in participating, simply follow the link under the image. This week’s prompt is HOW. HOW… How do I best serve you, God? How do I know what will please you the most? How can I discern whether I… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: How
Our last word of this “Encouraging Word” series is respite. Merriam-Webster describes respite as: “a period of temporary delay; an interval of rest or relief…” The other day I started my walk a little earlier because I had a full day ahead. Our week has been hot and muggy, but at 6:00 there was a… Continue reading An Encouraging Word #10: Respite
Today’s encouraging word is motivation. The Google dictionary describes motivation as “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.” Last week I was out on my morning walk when a sudden cloudburst began to drench me. Fortunately, the weather was warm so I continued my walk with a good… Continue reading An Encouraging Word #9: Motivation