The View


This is the picture I used in my last post. I took this picture with my cell phone as was I being taken into to the rehab facility I stayed at after my accident last October. Don’t remember how I managed to take it since I only had the use of my right arm. I remember it meant so much for me to be able to take it that I asked the EMTs to stop for a moment so that I could. I was laying flat on my back looking up at the front facade of Banner Good Samaritan, the clouds were just peeking over the top of the building. Even though I was in pain from the bumpy ride in the ambulance, somehow this view begged to be taken. In the days that followed I remember thinking how appropriate the view was to my situation. I was in the perfect position to look up, and to remember my help comes from my Heavenly Father.

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The View From Here

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On October 24th, 2013 while at work I had a very nasty fall. About 10:00 that morning while I was turning to go back to my car for something I had forgotten I tripped and fell over a tiny speed … Continue reading

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Recently we spent the day in Oak Creek Canyon. While there I enjoyed spending some time sitting by the creek and listening to the beautiful music it was making. I thought of this quote that I love from Corrie ten Boom.  ~A brook would lose it’s song if God removed the rocks~  I imagined all the rocks, even the tiniest ones, being removed and how the creek would lose its beautiful sound. What a tragedy that would be.
We all have rocks, big and small, in our lives. Each one plays a part in the melody our lives are singing to the world. Do you ever think about that?  I know that I have. My biggest rock is Rheumatoid Arthritis; amazingly it has given me some of the most beautiful music ever. The darkest hours with RA have turned into sweet melodies that allow me to sing of my Heavenly Father’s love and care for me. It allows me to share this sweet melody with others who might not know it. That is only a small part of the music it gives to me. My life song sings so much more. What are your rocks? And how do they make your life’s song beautiful? What song do you sing because of those rocks?

Ponder this tonight friends. I mean, do yourself a favor and really give it some serious thought you will be glad you did. Rest well y’all.

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Every Day Is A Fresh New Start

I went out to dinner with a friend last night at a local restaurant and noticed this phrase on their drinking cups. It’s a marketing pitch for sure, but I love it! Think about it, everyday we get to start over. We get a FRESH START. Yesterday’s struggles and failures are in the past and we get a new beginning.   Every new day is a gift from God. It is a brand new day full of possibilities and opportunities just waiting for us to live out.   Even though we all have a different amount of days in this life, the fact remains that we have each been given this one day.  We would be wise to make the most of this day, and every day we are given. 


Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.~~

Lamentations 3:22-23

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The Fawn

(Photo credits/story go to my family member Rosanne Rodgers who graciously allowed me to share both)
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I have a family member who lives in Wisconsin and has the most wonderful opportunities to photograph birds and nature of all sorts. Over the weekend she snapped this photo of a fawn that was born in a neighbors front lawn. After awhile the doe just up and left the fawn and it didn’t seem that she was coming back. So they called animal control and were told that this was quite normal, that the doe was most likely off at a distance somewhere and had her eye on her young one. They were told it was best to leave the fawn alone and just let nature take its course. This became quite concerning for my family member and her neighbors when several hours had passed and there was no sign of the mother deer. As they were thinking of intervening they were amazed to see that mother deer had in fact returned for her little one and all was well.
You know, at times I think that is the way it is with us in our situation’s and struggles. Maybe we can’t seem to see God at work, we feel like He has left us all alone. The reality is that all the time He is orchestrating things in the background. He is off at a distance where we don’t see, but he is working on our behalf and at the right time He will come in and we will will see that all is well. Is there a situation in your life where you don’t see God moving on your behalf? Don’t give up hope. He is working in the background and He will make Himself know in His perfect timing.

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