Baby Steps

So much for a regular blog post! Rather than beating myself up over it, I will simply start with a baby step. Just. Start. Small. I am reaching out. One thing I learned well during my breast cancer journey (yet seem to have forgotten) is how good the written word was for my mental health […]

Musing in this COVID-19 Season

4.6.2020 It has been over a month since we began hearing the term “Coronavirus” nearly every day. It seemed harmless enough at the time…like the flu. The immediate impact on the beer company’s stock seemed a bit drastic and then the cancellations of Spring Break 2020 started to make this thing personal. Covid-19 soon became […]

Strength – Two Day’s Reflections

I wrote a few personal journal entries this past week and decided to share them in succession in hopes they may encourage you in some way today. Tuesday I am so noticing that when I actually carve out 5-15 minutes of time early each morning and simply worship and root my day in the truth […]

Running the Race

When I was going through breast cancer in 2010, so many of you were praying for me that I could feel the strength that came in countless ways through that community of support. Why then have I not asked for the same support through difficult times that have hit since then? I believe the enemy tries hard […]

Love They Self

In order to receive good things, we must believe we are worthy of good things. If we don’t, we subconsciously reject the gift as it works its way down to our hearts and finds the doors locked. The gift may be beautiful, sincere and true – a complement; a lesson designed to impart truth and goodness; […]


Arise oh weary one. Arise and follow Me into Life. Trust in Me, lean in on Me from the epicenter of your heart. I will bring peace in unearthly ways.  Free the essence of your humanity. Learn to move to the heartbeat I provide. There is always hope. Some must look harder for it than […]

A Bowl of Cherries

An eye-catching bowl of cherry tomatoes has been sitting on my kitchen counter for over a week. Deep, bold, shiny and red. Day after day they sit there to remind me to snack well. Each passing day, they continue to sit. My habit of late has been to pass through the kitchen, open the freezer […]

God is making all things new, not all new things!

Revelation 21:5 says, And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new ” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Isaiah 65:17 says, “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind.” […]

Trust Your Master

From the M4M Facebook page – wanted to share on our blog too!: Tom is in Africa for 3 weeks so thought I would put down some thoughts here if I can’t actually post! Savor the blessings of today: Before my quick morning routine of running a cordless vac over my tile flooring, removing the […]

It Really Is That Simple

I honestly didn’t know what to write. I felt prompted to write, that I was supposed to write and I just wrote an entry but soon found myself deleting the whole thing. Words and even topics eluded me. Fear of having value crept in, so with the touch of a button it was gone. After […]