The Breast Cancer Diaries | Part 5

  NOTE: This is part 5 in this series, click for part 1,  part 2, part 3 and part 4. Christmas Week 12/20/21 | Monday Even though I continually look to God for comfort throughout this trial my mind is a mess. By that I mean my thoughts wander- I wake up thinking about all the appointments and things to come, Christmas presents I need [...]

The Breast Cancer Diaries | Part 4

The Breast Cancer Diaries | Part 4  NOTE: This is part 4 in this series, click for part 1,  part 2, and part 3. Step by Step December 16, 2021 I’m thinking about the long in-between and all the stress of wanting to know whether I had cancer or not. I just wanted to know and waiting for the answer was hard. It’s [...]

The Breast Cancer Diaries | Part 3

NOTE: This is part 3 in this series, click for part 1 and for part 2 Thanksgiving Break November 22, 2021 | Monday “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” Psalms 126:5-6 We made it to our mountain getaway. The little [...]

The Breast Cancer Diaries | Part 2

The Waiting - the Long In-between November 4, 2021 | Thursday It’s one day before my mammogram and ultra sound. One day before knowing if I’m healthy or if I have cancer. It’s been approximately one month since I tried to make this appointment. There was nothing earlier. I tried. One month seems like a long time to wait to know if you’re [...]

Seeking Surf

What is it that brings you peace and freedom from fears during these Covid days? For me, it's time spent being refreshed by God's Word, reading a good book, and time at the beach. It's important to break away from the routines, the endless news cycle, and places of restriction. I try to make sure my kids get this too. I'm [...]

Hope Springs Eternal

Summer may be my favorite time of year, but spring holds the dearest part of my heart.  Just before my brother passed away, when he was still in the hospital, God gently opened my eyes to spring. Something I hadn’t experienced in 20 years living in this tropical summerland of Florida. This is now my third spring and I am still [...]

On Turning 40, Loss, and Moving On

  Self portrait inspired by a trip to the Dalí museum to see the work of Rene Magritte   Something about turning 40 makes one reflective. This seems like one of those milestone birthdays where something important is supposed to happen. In all honesty, I was hoping for something great. Instead, 16 days before the big day, I opened an e-mail from my agent in [...]

Making Time

I've heard it said that people make time for the things they love. Or maybe it's that we should make time... For what's important. Things like family and friends and chasing after dreams or sitting down to finish that book that was started weeks ago. Other important things always seem to make their way up front first, demanding the time, things [...]