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bouncing back

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
Now this I know:
The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Psalm 20:1-7

Yesterday was my surgery day...the day my breast cancer found a new home in the pathology lab.
Goodbye and good riddance.
Words cannot express how I felt yesterday.  As ready as I could be to get this behind me, I still wondered how I would feel afterwards.  In as much as I had questions, I had an innermost peace.…

And, so, I ran.

In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. And He who searches the hearts knows the Spirit’s mind-set, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.  Romans 8:26-27
Today was a day.  One I would rather forget for the most part, but there were a few moments of joy, for which, I praise God: 1. I awoke this morning. 2. My boys were troopers when I found out at 8:40 this morning that I was to be at my pre-op appointment at 9:30. (Office thought they had called me, but they had not.) Dressed and ready in minutes with no questions asked, no complaints. They are the BEST! 3. Made my appointment on time, without speeding. 4. Although rather nerve racking finding out walking in to pre-op appointment, since I needed another ultrasound, my doctor made the appointment on my behalf today since I was already on location.   5. I was able to …

my happy valley

Deuteronomy 8:1-10 You must carefully follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase, and may enter and take possession of the land the Lord swore to your fathers.

Remember that the Lord your God led you on the entire journey these 40 years in the wilderness, so that He might humble you and test you to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep His commands.  He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then He gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothing did not wear out, and your feet did not swell these 40 years. Keep in mind that the Lord your God has been disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son. 
So keep the commands of the Lord your God by walking in His ways and fearing Him.  For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams of water, springs, and …

sea of pink

Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not His benefits- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. Psalm 103:2-5 Expect the unexpected. Plan for the unknown. Save up for a rainy day.
We have all heard these things...probably even said one or two a time or so.
Is it possible? How do we do it? Should we, even?
There is a song that we used to sing back in the day based on Psalm 1 that comes to mind in order to begin finding the answers to those questions...
"Jesus is my Savior, I shall not be moved. In His love and favor, I shall not be moved. Just like a tree that's planted by the waters, I shall not be moved." The other lines continue...
"In my Christ abiding...In His love I'm hiding, I shall not be moved. On His Word I'm feeding...He's the One that's leading, I shall n…

Weekend in New Orleans

Is it not simply wonderful when you are able to mark off another item on your list?  The latest checkmark went down on my list of "States I've Visited" beside Louisiana, number 31 of 50.  Mainly remaining are the New England states, with a few others scattered throughout the country.
The weekend of the 2nd, we went for a couple's weekend to New Orleans.  It was, in one word, perfect.
Perfect timing.  Perfect weather.  Perfect everything.

my love letter

Psalm 91 The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty. will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net, from the destructive plague. He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield. You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day, the plague that stalks in darkness, or the pestilence that ravages at noon. Though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, the pestilence will not reach you. You will only see it with your eyes and witness the punishment of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD - my refuge, the Most High - your dwelling place, no harm will come to you; no plague will come near your tent. For He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways. They will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your …