Showing posts from March, 2013

Precious Ointment

Matthew 26:6-12 (KJV)
Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

Twice a day, I slather Bag Balm all over my chest and under my right arm. It helps to keep the skin soft and protected. I am halfway through radiation treatment for breast cancer. My oncologist said to find something thick with no alcohol content. A couple of cancer buddies who have been through this already said Bag Balm is the best stuff.

While the current pri…

Friday Fuzzy Head

I wanted all of my precious readers to see the hair growth that is going on around here! It's interesting...the hair is coming back in the same order it fell: head first, eyelashes and eyebrows last. I even shaved my legs and underarms last weekend, for the first time in five months.

Week #3 of radiation treatment is over, so I am already halfway home. I'll return to CTCA on April 15 for a checkup, then rest for two months before undergoing scans and tests to confirm I am cancer-free.

Thank you for your continued support and prayerful concern. I am abundantly blessed from the hand of God!


Mighty God of us all, thank you for this change of seasons, of new life and new growth. Change brings hope, and I see hope all around me and in me and even on me! As we approach Resurrection Day, open my eyes and heart to see renewal happening around me. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Great Expectations

Have you ever asked yourself (or God), why do people act that way?  Do you feel like you're floating alone in a lifeboat on the stormy sea of insanity? Why is it that folks just can't behave themselves? Well...get over it!

2 Timothy 4:16 (KJV) At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

Here are some facts: We can't control the behavior of others. People are going to do what they want to do and we can't stop them. God gave each one of us free will. We get to make the decisions in our own lives. Right or wrong, good or bad, our actions and the consequences are up to us.

Malachi 2:10 (KJV) Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

We have flaws of our own. At least, I do. Let's stop looking at others' missteps and focus on ours. We have enough problems to keep ourselves an…

Our Days Are Numbered

Psalm 90:12 (KJV) So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

My daughters tease me. Every New Year's Day, I sit with my old calendar and my new one, transferring all the birthdays, anniversaries and important dates to remember. It's a ritual I have practiced for decades, marking the passage of time.

People ask me, "How do you remember my birthday, every year?"

"Easy," I say, "It's on the calendar."

When I was a child, every year on my birthday, I received a card from a very special person. Mrs. McConnell was a very old woman, who had been my mother's landlady, at one time. She and I shared a birthday. Mrs. McConnell wrote kind words on the card, about her hopes and dreams for my life. I counted on that card being in the mailbox every February 22. It made me feel special and important.

That's why I keep my calendar so diligently. I want the people in my life to feel every bit as special and important. Ti…

Bless Your Heart!

Hebrews 13:5 (KJV) Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

You know that family. The ones you see around town, or maybe they sit in front of you at church. They are perfectly dressed, kids well-behaved, beautiful home, two new cars and a European vacation every summer. Their lives seem...perfect. The sun always seems to shine over their heads--and never over yours.

It is hard not to covet other people's blessings. God made mighty promises to Abraham, Moses and others in Bible times. These folks were given large families, land and riches. We witness miracles around us every day; healing, safety and even big, fat checks. Do we really believe that could happen to us?

Whatever God says to one of us, he says to all His children. When He feeds one hungry soul, He feeds them all. The blessings that are bestowed on one saint are available to all His children. There is no hierar…