I Get Knocked Down But I Get Back Up Again!


Who is in Your Boat?

I have been in a storm this past year. I have faced cancer, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and fear of the cancer returning. It has been scary at times. The storm I have been in has affected those I love…my family, my friends, my church members. They have experienced the storm along with me. The winds […]


Waiting is hard and none of us like to do it. We live in a microwave society and we want everything right now, quickly, and sometimes we just have to wait. Maybe you have just been interviewed for a new job or promotion and you are waiting to hear from them. Maybe you have taken […]


I have learned a lot about scar tissue since my mastectomy last year…more than I ever wanted to know. Scar tissue is a normal part of the healing process, but it can turn into a “balled up clump of tissue” that restricts our movement and causes us even more pain. It has caused my shoulder […]

Facing Fear With Faith

I just saw a post on Facebook about a friend that I met this past year while I was going through cancer treatment. We were both going through treatment and we would pray for each other regularly and keep up with each other through Facebook. She finished her treatment before I did and was declared […]

Where Are You God?

Have you ever asked the question, “Where are you, God?” Or, “Where were you when this awful thing happened?” Often in the middle of our difficult circumstances we can’t see where God is. We feel abandoned and hopeless. We struggle with unanswered questions and our grief and fear blinds us to the reality of God’s […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a person of value or do you see someone who is despised and powerless? Do you see someone who is stupid, ugly, worthless, a mistake? What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see yourself through other people’s […]

Nature Vs. Nurture Vs. Choices

It’s a new year and just like a new born baby, there is unlimited potential in how this year can turn out. I studied back in my college days about whether a person’s personality is determined by Nature vs. Nurture. What determines how a person develops? Are we born with certain characteristics and traits that […]


It was this time last year that I was diagnosed with cancer. So many events every day trigger memories from last year and with these memories fear tries to speak to me. I get a note from my doctor that says it’s time for a mammogram. Flashback. I remember my mammogram last year had some […]

Give Thanks

This is the time of year when we pause to give thanks to God for all that He has done. Sometimes it is easy to thank God…A new baby has been added to your family…You got a new job or a raise. Maybe everything is perfect in your life right now and it’s easy to […]