Category Archives: Joy in the Journey

By His Stripes, I am Healed!

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah – 53:5 I wrote a blog about being prepared…and finding out … Continue reading

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2016 end of year thoughts

I am thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ for bringing me through this year. The beginning of the year was not as bad as the beginning of 2015. I spent from the end of March to the beginning of June … Continue reading

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2016 Word of the Year – Prepare? – yeah, right!

This contains many photos of our trip for surgery. In January, the Lord gave me this word to meditate upon this year. Prepare In 2014, we weren’t prepared to deal with cancer. We chose a procedure that had a 98% … Continue reading

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Advent 2015 – day 15 – Joy – third Sunday of Advent

Today is Advent 15 Light the 15th candle on the Advent Log Today is the Third Sunday of Advent Light the third Advent Candle on the Advent Wreath The themes for the Sundays in Advent designate this Sunday as the … Continue reading

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Not a spoonful of sugar, just a dash of color!

One of the things that I did while I was in a residential program was to teach an expressive art class. Here are some of the examples I used:\ Shhhhh, I’m not sure they were supposed to allow a client/patient … Continue reading

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The end of the year starts now!

Maybe having your throat sliced open in order to replace a damaged disc with a state of the art artificial disc caused me to have early end of year reflections…but, for whatever reason – I am. The upside is that … Continue reading

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This is the Day that the Lord has made? Really?

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Sometimes, this is how I feel about this verse: (apologies to Prince William and Lady Kate!) This is the Day(at the … Continue reading

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Does God Hear me?

Sometimes, I wonder if God’ hears me. I believe that Job felt this way…. Job 3 is full of what I consider a desire to die…life is so rough. Don’t get me wrong…Job had it rough!!! And, in rereading Job … Continue reading

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Could this be the new me?

**author note – I am going to post this, before it’s completely pretty – because I want to post this now. I’ll pretty it up later, and add appropriate links and reference. ~mcw** Exercising Eating Clean Clear thinking Functional Strength … Continue reading

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Whose Joy am I responsible for?

or… For whose joy am I responsible? I have spent my life trying to make my husband happy, my children happy, my mother, father and brother happy, friends happy, my church happy, and even my GOD happy. I just realized … Continue reading

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