Where Are You, God?

Where Are You, God?

Where Are You, God?

Do you sometimes feel that God doesn’t hear you?  Do your prayers seem to end at  the ceiling? God, where are You? When you’re in a tough season and praying for a certain outcome in your circumstances, what’s a good way to pray fervently and know God is hearing your prayer?  The answer is this: by praying in alignment with His word… by praying scripture. Regarding your recent earnest prayer, what is a barrier for you? Is it hard for you to draw near to God?  Why do you think so? Why do we oftentimes resist spending time with God

Continue Reading

How Can I Feel So Good While Fighting Cancer?

How Can I Feel So Good While Fighting Cancer?

It sounds strange, I know.  But, I don’t feel  sick!  I don’t even think I look sick (possible denial on my part).  Whether you’re in a season of wellness or illness, it’s possible to feel amazing!  God guides me and has proven it to me. How Can I Feel So Good While Fighting Cancer?   Step 1:  Feed Your Body It’s true what they say:  You are what you eat.  When you eat healthy foods, you give your body what it needs to function properly.  Eating healthfully gives your body strength…you have energy…your hair shines…your skin glows.  What could be

Continue Reading

Who is the Fixer Embracer at Your House? You or Him?

Who is the Fixer Embracer at Your House?  You or Him?

No two people are alike.  God heals our broken hearts and bandages our wounds differently from others.  Whether male or female, it’s difficult to manage pain and loss of a trial while drudging through the otherwise “normal” days of life.  We need not expect our journey to be the same as the journey of our Mr Embracer.  REALIZING YOUR DIFFERENCES: The Emotional Mess – We women are known as the emotional creatures, so it’s no surprise that we are often a crying heap.  But, when things are anything but normal, you may find your Mr. Embracer to be an emotional

Continue Reading

Sharing Our Burdens, Our Depression, and Our Joys!

Sharing Our Burdens, Our Depression, and Our Joys!

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week.  Were you aware?  I wasn’t aware of that.  Also, how I missed you all last week!  No reason for alarm – just a busy week, that’s all.  To make it up to you, I plan to publish two posts this week.  How’s that? I could never cover all the different tough and triumphant seasons we might face in our lives.  Since we all experience varied seasons, I want to send you to articles by other writers that will give you encouragement in seasons I don’t cover here. Not that I wish more tough

Continue Reading

The Hardest Seasons

The Hardest Seasons

I have a fairly long list of friends who are the topic of my prayers – and their prodigal (teen and adult) children.  Once you have a prodigal of your own, you identify with the emotional trauma others are going through.  It can be the most gut-wrenching of seasons! Several weeks ago, as I recovered from sickness after my first chemo treatment, God and I had a discussion about the true desires of my heart.  My previous plans for this blog were suddenly blurry and uncertain.  I knew God was up to something, so I asked Him, “How can I

Continue Reading

Meet My Friend, Cathy

Meet My Friend, Cathy

When facing surgery, even minor surgery, I try to focus on something other than the reality of what’s ahead.  You’ve heard it before. Laughter is the best medicine. The physical effects of laughter:  it boosts your energy, strengthens your immune system, and protects you from the damage of stress.  It decreases pain, decreases stress hormone levels, and improves your mood.  All are good things we need when having surgery! God tells us in His Word: A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (Proverbs 17:22) Introducing my new friend, Cathy! Actually, Cathy isn’t a

Continue Reading

My Story, My Song

My Story, My Song

When God led me to create this blog about embracing the fifty and beyond season of life, I had no clue what was ahead, what was in store for me in my 57th year.  With the diagnosis of two diseases, I refuse to allow these struggles to bring a negative tone to my writing. Yes, God is mighty, and He is with me!  Every Christian has great hope in the Lord.  We are assured of our safety as we cling to Him. Image Source I promise to give updates about general medical aspects here and there, but in no way

Continue Reading