Same war, new battle

This may not seem like a normal Thankful Thursday post, but bear with me. You'll understand in the end. As some of you know, Entrepreneur was granted a 90-day chemo holiday last October. This allowed him to enjoy the holidays and our family vacay to Mexico last December. Last week, he went in for his [...]

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Am I the storm?

Fate whispers to the warrior, "you cannot withstand the storm." The warrior whispers back, "I am the storm." ~Unknown When I came across this quote, it really struck me as a powerful way to combat the fear, doubt, worry, anxiety and sheet exhaustion that goes along with the battle with cancer. While I'm not the [...]

Might have been bad timing….or not?

Can you believe I chose "Joy" as my One Word for 2017? Joy. Really? When I picked this word back in January, my crystal ball was evidently malfunctioning. For who in their right mind would choose Joy knowing their husband would be facing brain surgery in a month and a half? How in the world is one to be [...]

S is for Samson

Think of him as the Thor of biblical times. Samson's supernatural strength is legendary. It was promised to his parents that, as long as his hair grew, God would bless him with unparalleled, physical strength. He grew up during a time when the Israelites were being punished for ignoring God. After forty years of persecution by the Philistines, Samson's [...]

Standing the test of time

It's not the beauty of a building you should look at; it's the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time. ~David Allen Coe As we were waiting for a table at our favorite off-the-beaten-path, homestyle eatery, I glanced down at the floor of the porch. This is what I saw. AAAACCKKK! [...]

Inside, we're all swans

Textures by Nancy Claeys 0601 overlay 50% Kim Klassen Lily, overlay 100% It doesn't matter if you're born in a duck yard, so long as you are hatched from a swan's egg! ~Hans Christian Anderson, The Ugly Duckling. Took another new route the other day on my mid-day walk. This time I ended up by [...]