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Just Share It: Lysa Terkeurst

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

Long though my task may be,
Cometh the end.
God't is that helpeth me,
His is the work, and He
New strength will lend.

Cancer seems to have invaded everywhere. I don't think there can be a person out there who doesn't know someone with cancer. We are all affected by it. Below is another great lady dealing with cancer in her life. Another person. Another story. Another victory. Another perspective. Enjoy.
When God Gives You More Than You Can Handle
LYSA TERKEURST “Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” 2 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV) I felt sure there had to be some sort of awful mistake. I had no family history of breast cancer. I am young(ish) and healthy. And I was already walking through an incredibly hard season in my marriage that was making life feel impossibly heavy. Ye…

It's A Vacuumed Life

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

Help us, O Lord, with patient love to bear
Each other's faults, to suffer with true meekness;
Help us each other's joys and griefs to share,
But let us turn to Thee alone in weakness.

Well folks, another vacuum has bitten the dust. I don't know why this household cannot hold onto a vacuum long enough to see it rust or scuffed. This last one only stayed with us maybe six to eight months. 

Even in my childhood, we experienced the same problem. Remember those vacuum cleaners? The constant changing of broken belts and bags. Our belts were constantly popping. I can remember my younger brother remarking once, We should be vacuum testers. They haven't made a vacuum that the Krol family can't break."
All true, except I believe his children have learned how to fix the darn vacuum!

Not our household. We plug along, one vacuum after another. We have tried different brand…

Gone Awry

Everyday is a brand new day,
                                                              everyday is a journey.

Workman of God! oh, lose not heart,
    But learn what God is like;
And in the darkest battle-field
    Thou shall know where to strike.

Scenes like the one above are almost gone for the Season. If it snows nowadays, it is more in sleet form than actual piles of snow. It's been a long and hard Winter for sure. I'm not sorry for it, because I like things to be as they should. Winter should be Winter and so forth. 

I had plans for today. Plans that went awry, but that also happens to be life. We both have been working long and hard, keeping overtime hours. We have a goal for the year and we truly have begun aggressively to attack it. This week especially has been hard on me with at least four of the days filled with early appointments. Early appointments mean lack of sleep for me. 

Today, I was supposed…

The Conversation

Everyday is a brand new day,
                                                             everyday is a journey.       

A human heart knows aught of littleness,
Suspects no man, compares with no one's ways,
Hath in one hour most glorious length of days,
A recompense, a joy, a loveliness; Like eaglet keen, shoots into azure far,
And always dwelling nigh is the remotest star. --William Ellery Channing.

This year seems to be a year for completion, purging of unwanted things and preparation for the future. Quite a large undertaking or at least it is for me. I feel overwhelmed and worry sets in whenever I am forced with things I don't have much knowledge in. Here are some things I hope to accomplish this year.
1. Move my pension into a profitable IRA that can work for me. 2. Rollover my 401k from my previous employer into the new Company. 3. Make a Will, a Power of Attorney and a DNR. 4. Purge the apartment by simplifying our materi…

Oncology Update

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

The battle of our life is won,
And heaven begun,
When we can say, "Thy will be done!"
But, Lord, until
These restless hearts in Thy deep love are still,
We pray Thee, "Teach us how to do Thy will!"

Last month, I had a couple of medical appointments that didn't go as planned. I'm sure you remember the four. One had to be rescheduled, another is still pending by insurance, one went well and one had to be redone. 

Yesterday, I had my oncologist visit and I was looking forward to it. I wanted to discuss with her some of the above issues and my thoughts on it. The mammogram never goes well and needed to be redone so she prepared the referral. The colonoscopy went well and doesn't need to be repeated for ten years. Hurray! The Ct. scan is the one we needed to have a look at realistically. 

It seems that insurance companies may not want to pay for what they…

Getting Older

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

O happy house I and happy servitude!
Where all alike one Master own;
Where daily duty, in Thy strength pursued,
Is never hard or toilsome known;
Where each one serves Thee, meek and lowly,
Whatever Thine appointment be,
Till common tasks seem great and holy,
When they are done as unto Thee.

I sat inside my car waiting for Emily to finish her shift. I watched several people walking in and out of the coffee shoppe. There came an elderly gentleman with a small cup of coffee in his hands. He went to the wrong car, trying to get in on the passenger side. It was a bright red and his car was silver, yet he could not distinguish the difference. I almost got out of my car to help him, but he quickly recovered finding his own. I was very pleased to see he wasn't alone, but with a family member. 

I realized at that moment that aging is horrible. In my own family, growing old means w…

Just Share It: The Weaver

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

Ask God to give thee skill
In comfort's art,
That thou may'st consecrated be
And set apart,
Unto a life of sympathy;
For heavy is the weight of ill
In every heart;
And comforters are needed much
Of Christlike touch. —Alexander Hamilton.

I have seen this poem many times before and most likely even shared it with all of you. Yet, there is something about it that one cannot deny. We don't tire of it's message and if you are like me, it seems brand new every time I read it. Enjoy.

The Weaver
By: B.M. Franklin

My life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me.
I cannot choose the colors
As He weaveth steadily.
Sometimes He chooses dark threads
And I in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper
And I the under side.
Not till the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Will God unroll the canvass
And explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver's skillful hand,
As the…

Time Management

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

There are in this loud stunning tide
Of human care and crime,
With whom the melodies abide
Of th' everlasting chime;
Who carry music in their heart
Through dusky lane and wrangling mart,
Plying their daily task with busier feet,
Because their secret souls a holy strain repeat.

I have been chasing time for the past decade or so. I still haven't caught the little rascal. If you have been following me during that time, you will remember the many, many posts I have written in regards to it. I have spent so much of precious time researching books and articles on how to organize or schedule our routines. I had charts and diagrams of my various chores or activities. All to no avail.

You see, things would work for a while and then suddenly something called life would intervene. Poof! The schedule would disintegrate, crumbling at my feet. The problem here is that I'm trying to …

Whatcha Reading?

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey

Preserve me from my calling's snare,
And hide my simple heart above,
Above the thorns of choking care,
The gilded baits of worldly love.

I've been trying to find more time for reading. In my world, everything involves multitasking. It seems I have forgotten how to just sit quietly with a book in my hands. Life seems to be a constant go, go, go. Find a seat, grab a cuppa and unwind with a good book. I dare you. 

1. The Bible Promise Book
By: New Life Version
This is a very handy small book of various verses from the Bible of God's promises to us. It has a table of contents listing everything one could possibly imagine from Anger to Worship. It claims to contain 1000 promises in total. It's very easy to use when one needs verses quickly. I love this book and find it an absolute necessity in my study of the Word. 

2. Temptation
By: Sherryl Woods
This is a fictional story abo…

Let The 2019 Purge Begin

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

By Thine unerring Spirit led,
We shall not in the desert stray;
We shall not full direction need,
Nor miss our providential way;
As far from danger as from fear,
While love, almighty love, is near.

Today is the last day of the month of January. I began my purge into simplicity quite unexpectedly. In fact, it has been sort of forced on me. I was searching for some minor thing that happened to be in one of the storage bins in my room. Of course, it ended up being in the last bin. Well, the search ended up looking like a bomb exploded in my room. I decided to do something about it.

I certainly didn't think it would take me as long as it has. In honesty, I'm still cleaning up my room from that particular incident. In the end, I organized all the yarn, the craft supplies and material for the Ministry. 

After that, I have been doing a bit here and there. A small shel…