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Thoughts and Prayers

This has been a year of change, some hardship, lots of medical needs, and plenty of stress.  It started with surgeries (husband has had six surgeries in a year), my on-the-job training of nursing, then transitioning away from my home since 1951, topped off with a big...

I’m No Hero

That’s what Stephen Williford said repeatedly after he and another member of the Sutherland Springs, Texas community intervened to stop an attacker after brutally killing 26 members of the First Baptist Church.  But Stephen, visibly shaken as he spoke to police after...

When Anger Consumes You

I was in an emergency room late one night several years ago.  There were victims of wrecks, attacks, and brutal crimes.  A child whose arms and face were bruised leaving you to wonder if they really fell down stairs or were beaten by a parent.  A woman was there...

All Things Great and Small

Thanksgiving is special.  Away from the crowded big city, the farm gives me the ability to see tall trees, hear the wind blow, and observe magnificent sunsets.  I’m grateful for all things great and small, but now I’m especially grateful for having the desire to be...

In a Split Second

The world is still reeling from the acts of terror perpetrated on hundreds of innocent victims in Paris this past Friday.  Six attacks, coordinated within minutes of each other, left a city and nation in shock and the world in mourning.  One moment people...

A History Lesson

You’ve probably guessed by now that I love history.   I learn a lot from what’s happened before,  because I know that although circumstances and cultures change, the hearts and minds of we humans don’t.  Although the following is unverified, I fell in love with the...

The Source of Hope

Nick Vujicic was in Dallas recently giving a speech at Dallas Council for Life.  Who is Nick?  Well, he’s an amazing man, born in Melbourne, Australia in 1982.  Early sonogram technology failed to reveal that he had tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized...

Surviving? … No, Thriving!

For the past four weeks I’ve lived under the possibility of having cancer, to the realization I do have cancer, to the countdown toward eradication of  breast cancer.  This has been a roller coaster of doctor visits, medical tests, emotional ups and downs, to a peace...