The Wow and The Spectacular

Have you ever been walking along and you get that beautiful smell of Lilacs in the wind?  Strong and fragrant, the fragrance wows the senses and often stops me in my tracks.  Now take an Orchid, they don’t normally wow you with their fragrance, but they are visually spectacular.  All those beautiful branches with flowers …

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God’s Providence and My Act of Surrender

I have been amazed over the last few days at how the pieces of the puzzle for my treatment plan have begun falling into place.  It has been an eye-opening experience for me in walking by faith and learning to release even the smallest details to God.   We have experienced God’s providential hand in …

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Gratefulness and Prayer

Welcome to Spring!!!  Oh my, I can’t believe the lovely weather we have been blessed with here in northern Illinois.  IT is glorious.  The trees are blooming, the birds are singing and the animals are frisky.  All around me I see evidence of God’s handiwork and I am simply grateful.   Let them praise the …

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Deep Rivers

When this journey began, it seemed as if we’d never get a grasp on what was before us.  It all seemed so overwhelming with too much information to handle.  The river to wide and to deep to cross with the information we had.  We’ve had to take the time to learn new terminology and to …

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God at Work

Good Morning dear friends, I thought we’d give you a quick update on our progress for a second opinion. God is so good to have gone before us and cleared the way to make this happen so quickly. After a phone call on Monday to the Mayo Clinic to see if they would be interested …

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Light in the Darkness

What a ride we’ve been on the last few weeks,  we feel like we’ve been on a roller coaster with our emotions. You know when your stomach drops and you just feel like puking….. but, no surprise, God is good.  He brings clarity and light in our daily life, even if it is chaotic, and …

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I have to say, sometimes God surprises me.  He never ceases to amaze me with the timing of these surprises.  Last week I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with the amount of new information I was learning and just couldn’t “see” through the information any longer.  I couldn’t even seem to focus on the day …

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Resting in His Hands

What a ride we have been on since late December, it’s hard to believe we are in mid March already.  Though the time has been flying by, it has at times felt like it has been dragging, crawling, at the speed of a turtle, ever so slowly.  I am sure many of you can relate …

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A Season of Hope

Life can be tumultuous at times. We all experience struggles of one kind or another in out lives and can easily get bogged down by focusing on our problems.  Whether you are experiencing a medical illness, a financial challenge, a marital struggle, or another type of challenge in your life, I have come to realize …

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My Chosen Beloved

The music changes. Heads turn as we stand to welcome her into the room. Adorned in white her beauty brings forth fresh tears to the eyes of her beloved. With dewy eyes, she glances down the aisle at her chosen. Their eyes see only one another as she’s ushered down the aisle. The excitement swells …

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Switching Gears

Summer is beginning its surrender to Autumn. Creation is switching gears. Nightfall’s display of bold hues across the lake is earlier as the sunset migrates west across the sky. Dawn breaks later and the morning darkness causes me to burrow deeper under the covers. I am not planning on surrendering my summer days yet, but …

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Mistaken Identity

As I rounded a corner on my walk and glanced into a grove of small trees, my eyes opened wide as quickly took a breath. My heart beating rapidly, I stealthily crept closer. Quickly snapping a picture, I texted multiple friends with the declaration… Look what I saw on my walk! A baby owl!! My …

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