A sabbath rest

Rest.  What a wonderful word.  It brings with it feelings of relaxation and refreshment; a chance to renew the spirit and bring a freshness back to the old routines of life.  Many of us look forward to periods of rest so we can separate ourselves from the everyday mundane pace of work and enjoy some … Continue reading A sabbath rest


Casting away anxiety

The last few days have been rough ones for me.  Since starting cancer treatment, I have found myself locked up in the house for days on end, speaking to almost no one, and wishing for my old life back.  Having all this time on my hands has made it difficult not to think about the … Continue reading Casting away anxiety

Oh! To have the faith of a child

"He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." ~Matthew 18.2-3, New International Version There is the one aspect of having cancer in which I was honestly not … Continue reading Oh! To have the faith of a child


Paul’s thorn and the wounded warrior

"...there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.  Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'  Therefore I will boast all the more … Continue reading Paul’s thorn and the wounded warrior