Because by the time you read this…

By the time you read this on Tuesday, I will most likely be having a little surgery on my foot or be recovering.


And can I be honest?

I am, as Graham would say…nerbous.

The doctor had to tell me all the worst case possibilities and show me a diagram of what he will be doing…and while I totally understand this from an insurance/liability perspective…I just wanted to tell him that since HE is the one who went to med school and makes the big bucks…could he just take care of it and leave me out of it?


I know.

Because I am very much in it.


This is my knee-jerk response to just about anything I don’t want to hear or know about.

I call it the Ostrich reflex…just stick my head in the sand and wait until whatever it is that is freaking me out at the current moment goes away.

Not very mature and also not very good testimony of someone who says she follows Christ.

So I am thankful to be connected to the Body through the local church at FCC.


And today as I listened to the third teaching in the series on Samuel, I received sound teaching and application from this Old Testament prophet’s life that is as relevant as today’s headlines.

A beautiful reinforcement for what I try to do here each day of the week…not offer MY perspective on current issues…but rather point you to God’s perspective on all issues.

Enough said…take a listen if you haven’t heard it.

http://www.firstdecatur.org/sermons/  and select Samuel – It’s Complicated: Peer Pressure

God bless you all and would deeply appreciate your prayers for Russ and our family in the weeks to come…or really anytime you pray for us <3


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  1. My heart and my prayers are with you. My left foot looks just like your right one. Anxious to hear from you in recovery. The Lord is our Healer!!!!

    1. Thank you for the prayers! All is going well – really have had no pain. It made me cry to see the post-op xray and see a normal looking foot on the screen!!!! And yes — The LORD is our HEALER!!!! amen amen amen!!!!!

  2. Prayers for you today with your foot surgery. Please take it easy and let Russ wait on you! Thank you for all your fulfilling writings every day. Prayers for all of you in your family! ❤️

    1. Thank you for the prayers Janice. All went so well and I still have not experienced any pain. Russ was the best nurse ever. So kind and kept the icepacks on. Waited on me. He is so good to me. Surely we thank you for prayers for our family – even if you don’t know why or what you are praying for – God does!!! Bless you Janice!

  3. Thanks… I look forward to all your writings and sharing. I know how much you love the Lord and you help me in my walk so much . You and Russ are in my prayers!

    1. Oh Thank you Teresa! That means a lot to me. We have to encourage each other, don’t we??? All the time!!! We must not stop. These are dark times, but light shines brightest in the dark! Keep shining girl!!! love you and thanks for those prayers!! don’t stop- even if you aren’t sure what you are praying for!!!!

  4. Best of luck with your foot surgery. I pray your recovery will be swift with minimal pain.

    1. Thank you Nancy. So far I have not experienced pain. Not excited about working with this foot cast and shoe for the next few weeks but a friend who had this same thing done not long ago by same doctor told me to just focus on the small steps of progress and it will be over before I know it! I’m in!!!!

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