Saturday, May 26, 2012

This day...

This day,
Great or small
I give it all
To You, My King.

Friend or foe,
Where I go,
To God, I bring
All my fears.
But in my ears
May Your Word ring

Gladly now
To you I bow
And of You I'll sing.

Poem, I put together from thoughts for my daily life.   Guess I'll add to my old 2011 blog now and then.... Have a happy joy-filled Memorial Day!

Monday, May 14, 2012


After hearing some of David Jeremiah's messages, I felt I should include this fitting... as a postscript to my blog from last year regarding the unexpected journey.  At least the end of it is fitting.   I'm not sure I ever felt so bad that "we are sure that the song has ended".   But being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer does make one think about possible death...  However,  I remembered that my life is in God's hands, and  I commit to Him the timing of everything.   Have you read this poem by Helen Steiner Rice?  

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Concluding the 2011 Unexpected Journey

Since today is January 1, 2012, I do believe I should conclude my "Unexpected Journey in 2011".
The road took me on twists and turns, on highways and byways,
On airways, taxi-ways, and even bus-ways ...

The highway was the twisting beautiful highway 14 to Mountain Home to see the oncologist quite often.
The byways were the lovely times, we could drive to see family and friends...or shop!
The airways took us to Egypt and to Israel.
The best taxi-ways were in Egypt (and even Lois drove).
The busways took us to Sinai.
And the car-ways, were to church, exercise class, Bible studies and even to Oklahoma several times.

This year taught me that I didn't need to fear the unknown....that "When He puts forth His sheep, He goes before them."  I've learned to trust and love Jesus Christ more, and appreciate more than ever the privilege of being God's child, and knowing He has plans for my life.
 It showed me how loving and precious were both our natural family, and the divinely supernatural family (of God).
I've also learned to not be so severely independent, and to accept the mercies of these friends as gifts from God.
Tests show I now am free from active cancer,  And my broken foot has mended (though still weak). I've also seen many other prayers answered as big unexpected problems arose, but God takes care of them!

The message this morning in church encouraged me to seek to have plans and visions for 2012.  Now whether I start a new blog on this, I'll pray and seek God's guidance..

  My prayer for this year is

Psa 19:14
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. 

Thank you to all of you who have read, or commented on my blog.  God bless you!  May YOU have a wonderful 2012!

(Photo by Mike Simpson)