Paul, Philippians, Trusting in God

We Have an Eternal Purpose

Yesterday, I talked to a Grief Counselor at my church. I wanted to check in and make sure my children and I are handling the loss of parents in a healthy way. I have never talked to a counselor before, except when I was at my university looking for an internship. I feel so encouraged.… Continue reading We Have an Eternal Purpose

Hope and Peace, Love and Praise

Peace Through The Storm

Some people say 2020 is a new decade and some say 2021 is a new decade. I do not know which one is technically correct, but I would like to think that I am starting a new decade. I start 2020 with sadness, having lost my mom to cancer on Christmas day and my dad… Continue reading Peace Through The Storm

Hope and Peace, Paul, Philippians, Timothy

Imagining a Majestic Christmas in Heaven with Angels Singing

This year has not gone as planned. In August, I was shocked when my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma Cancer, a brain tumor. She had brain surgery, radiation and chemo pills. My family has visited her a few times every week since her diagnosis. She started out positive. Each week, she declined physically… Continue reading Imagining a Majestic Christmas in Heaven with Angels Singing

Faith, Habakkuk, Hebrews

Keep Believing and Have Faith

This morning, I went to Trader Joe's in Ashburn, VA. I saw a box of ornament cookies with icing and sprinkles to decorate them. We used to make cut-out cookies with my mom every year. This year, she just finished 6 weeks of radiation and chemo pills for Stage 4 Glioblastoma, and she is at… Continue reading Keep Believing and Have Faith

Paul, Philippians

Keep Up The Faith

Today was an emotional day. We met my mom at her doctor's appointment. Her 6 week radiation and chemotherapy treatment will be done on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. Nothing bad happened today. It is just emotionally exhausting. I cannot pretend, that she is the same, as she was three months ago. I try to… Continue reading Keep Up The Faith

Paul, Timothy

Replace Fear With Power, Love and a Sound Mind

In this morning's bible study, the leader asked if any of us had fear. Many of us raised our hands. It was interesting that we read about fear two days before Halloween. I didn't think about Halloween at all, as we read the scripture verses on fear. There are plenty of ways to be afraid… Continue reading Replace Fear With Power, Love and a Sound Mind

Paul, Timothy, Trusting in God

Everyone Can Change

Right now, I am struggling. My mom has stage 4 cancer. She started radiation and a chemo pill last Friday. The prognosis for Glioblastoma is two years at the most with surgery, chemo pills and radiation. One day, I think that I accept it, and I am at peace. The next day, I feel overwhelming… Continue reading Everyone Can Change