The Pain Before The Prize

God has me a gift of waking up and doing shared prayers and praise this morning. I found myself thanking God for the progress of pain relief as I remember some of the pain of the past 40 days that my HoneySi endured. I am thankful for all the marvelous works that make me want to continue walking into God’s Way for HEALING. We are blessed beyond our imaginations or thoughts to wake up and see this new day of grace and mercies. This is truly the prize that has come after the pain. Psalm 80:3 gives me a word of praise today by explaining:

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies.


When Medical Mystery Goes Door to Door

There is much mystery in the act of finding diagnosis and treatment of patients who stay long term in the hospital
I am writing this morning because we are 14 hours into the day and we have no answers. I will probably sound like I am fixated as a care sharer but I don’t understand why all the test results remain a mystery to the patient. The care of a patient is dependent on timely relevant information so we sit here encased with anxiety and praying the mystery will be solved and wellness restored within our family.We are ready to move.

Pray, Praise and Prioritize

I am getting some of my walk in for the ‘ 30 minutes to fitness and since the Prayer and praise is an integral part of my routine, I am including the Prayer Cross at Baptist -Memphis in my stroll. I put my request on purple paper on a special place. I normally do 100 words a blog but this is an unusual journal entry as I work through the situation knowing that God is working it out ad I write this words.

Revelation Working as the New Orange

via Daily Prompt: Orange







The word “Orange” is bringing forth wisdom for my well being today.  I woke up with a song and a thought sitting very strongly in my heart. I had decisions about care sharing and survivor agenda that I wanted to think through carefully, so this will be an all day experience and event journal entry as I complete the 100 words.

I am remembering my conversation this morning about the value of voices in prayer who come together daily to connect. The revelation in praise and prayer is my new orange.


The 21st Surreal Day of Faith


This is the 21st day since finding ourselves in ICU with the diagnosis of heart/ lung involvement. We sometimes use the word surreal without even knowing the definition. I found these definitions worked for me as I remember the episode which I call “walking in the shadows of death.”  It was a “weird dreamlike” situation that we have been able to step through these last 21 days. On this day of new mercies  we  have declared as in Psalm 73:2, “But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped.  Our Real God Reality!



Thanksgiving and Trademarks

via Daily Prompt: Trademark

I spent the last few hours in a caregiving situation which prompted me to write a journal note about the trademark of thanksgiving. Almost three weeks ago my husband was admitted to ICU after he had a cardiopulmonary event. It was tense time when a moment seemed like forever. Today I am thankful for the place and people who brought him back to our home. We take for granted the trademark of Thanksgiving. Some think of elaborate dinners, shopping trips and moving quickly to prepare for the Christmas celebrations. I will enjoy thanksgiving starting right now.wp-image-1177093019