Day 4: July 10, 2017 I awoke this morning to my heart in knots. My sleep tracker says I was restless for 4 hours and 17 minutes and only slept for 4.5 hours. I tossed and turned and dreamed in fits. Oh, if I could never dream again, I think I would! Seriously, I often… Continue reading Monday
Day 3: July 9, 2017 Yesterday was Saturday. I officially titled it “chore day.” After the kids being gone for camp and trips with grandparents, followed by a week of chemo, it was time to put things back in order. So, after sleeping in and lazing their way through breakfast, we went to work –… Continue reading The Gift of Normalcy
Day 2: July 8, 2017 I thought I already knew that God loves me, I mean really loves me. I grew up singing “Jesus, loves me, this I know,” but in my teens and early twenties, I followed after things that could never satisfy and was met with a lot of shame. But God —… Continue reading Lessons Cancer is Teaching Me
Day 1: July 7, 2017 I have been holding back my words. It has been months since I have written a blog post – since before we found out Austin’s cancer had relapsed. I wrote in the “waiting,” but then when we knew, I just couldn’t bring myself to write. I couldn’t put anything into… Continue reading The Writing Challenge
I feel like I live on that mountain. The full story of Abraham’s test on the mountain can be found in Genesis 22:1-19. After Austin was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, I read that story with fresh eyes. One phrase in particular jumped out at me: “Take your son, whom you love.” God knew Abraham… Continue reading On the Mountain (Again)
“For everything there is a season . . . a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7 That July day was warm and clear – perfect boating weather. So we dropped the kids off with a trusted friend and headed for the lake. Anytime we take the boat out, there… Continue reading The Gift of Presence
There’s been something on my mind for a couple weeks now. A friend of mine had mentioned a ministry opportunity that I didn’t even know existed. And now, well, the burden or dream or whatever you would call it just keeps getting bigger. (I can tell something has my attention when one of my children… Continue reading You’re Invited!!