Election Day Encouragement

There has been a lot said about this historic day so I will just add this word of encouragement…

the-lord-above-allNo matter what happens in our nation and in our world, God is sovereign. When we elect to acknowledge Him as LORD of all, our peace is secure; our future is sure.

In God we trust.

To say this, and mean it? It’s the greatest decision we will ever make.

Health Resources – A Free Event This Weekend!

I thought it might be time to post some things that have helped me in my health journey so far in hopes that it may help someone else out there.

Right up front, I want to praise the Lord for showing me that HE is my life, and His Word is the Source of ALL truth. That said, Proverbs 11:14 states that,  Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”

With that in mind, here are a few avenues of counsel God has or is choosing to use in my life.

First, here’s something I haven’t experienced yet but, since it’s coming up quickly, I wanted to tell you about it.

truth_about_cancer_greenmedinfoAt the Truth About Cancer Ultimate Live Symposium, many respected health experts will speak on how to avoid and overcome cancer and other diseases. We’ll get to hear from Dr. Mercola – Mike Adams – Dr. Burzynski – Dr. Josh Axe – Sayer Ji – Dr. Andrew Wakefield – Dr. Jonathan Wright – Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy – Jordan Rubin – G. Edward Griffin – Jeffrey Smith – Dr. Robert Scott Bell – Ocean Robbins – And more.

If you’re like me, you want to be as knowledgeable as possible and this is sure to be extremely informative. I’m expecting it to be encouraging and inspiring as well!

Live streaming begins this Friday, October 14th and concludes on Sunday evening.

You can sign up here for FREE access to this event.

Second, one of the speakers is Dr. Patrick Quillin. I did read his best-selling book, Beating Cancer With Nutrition, and would recommend it to anyone. This guy knows his stuff and the book contains lots of great information. You can get it here: Beating Cancer with Nutrition (Fourth Edition) Rev

Third, it so happens that another speaker is Chris Wark. He is not a doctor but a cancer survivor. He’s also a Christian, which is awesome. His website, ChrisBeatCancer.com is one of the first ones I discovered after my diagnosis and it’s full of resources and encouraging survivor stories. Here’s the link if you want to check it out.

I don’t want this post to get too long so I’ll do some follow ups in the near future on this subject. I’ll also keep adding things to my Resource Page.

Meanwhile, here’s one thing I’ve learned. There’s a TON of opinions and info out there so I have to just pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help me discern what has merit and what doesn’t.

I encourage you to do the same. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to healing. But, as we look to the Lord for help, He will guide us to do what we need to do.

By the way, please feel free to share this if you think it might help someone you know.

Also, leave a comment below if you have some advice, tips or resources of your own you’d like to share.


Where is God?



Sometimes, when you’re going through difficulties, you can start to wonder. Where is God?

This year, as I’ve battled for my health, I have called out to the Lord, asking for eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart of understanding. I have prayed that I would be able to behold the unseen glories of God. Like the prophet Elisha who, when facing a great army, said this in response to his nervous aide’s question “What shall we do?”

“’Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ And Elisha prayed, and said, ‘Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” 2 Kings 6: 16-17

How awesome to know that my God is greater than any foe!  When I cry out to Him, He answers just like Elisa…”Do not fear.”

I only have to be still to recognize God’s presence.

Because, it’s in the stillness where Mary sits at Jesus’ feet, listening to His words, recipient of a gift that “would not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42

It’s in the quiet, where David writes the 23rd Psalm, recording for all time the beautiful metaphor of the Lord as a Shepherd who “restores my soul”. Psalm 23: 1-6

It’s in the solitary places where Jesus goes to pray, gaining strength to sustain Him in the fulfillment of His earthly mission; “For that is why I have come.” Mark 1: 35-39

It’s where I found myself as I was watching this video of a song by the late Rich Mullins, marveling at the stunning images and lyrics, caught up in the greatness and grandeur of Almighty God.

In the middle of trying circumstances, questions abound; God, where are you? What do I do? 

But when we quiet our souls and find Him in the stillness, there is an abundance of peace.

Where is God? In this holy hush, I see. I hear. I understand.

God is in me, and all around me.

I don’t have to wonder, when His wonders are everywhere.

* I invite you to pause whatever you’re doing and enjoy this time of stillness. I hope you are able to connect with with God. I pray you will hear Him calling out your name, even as you are calling out for Him.

Calling Out Your Name

Well the moon moved past Nebraska
And spilled laughter on them cold Dakota Hills
And angels danced on Jacob’s stairs
Yeah, they danced on Jacob’s stairs
There is this silence in the Badlands
And over Kansas the whole universe was stilled
By the whisper of a prayer
The whisper of a prayer

And a single hawk bursts into flight
And in the east the whole horizon is in flames
I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

I can feel the earth tremble
Beneath the rumbling of the buffalo hooves
And the fury in the pheasant’s wings
And there’s fury in a pheasant’s wings
And it tells me the Lord is in His temple
And there is still a faith that can make the mountains move
And a love that can make the heavens ring
And I’ve seen love make heaven ring

Where the sacred rivers meet
Beneath the shadow of the Keeper of the plains
I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

From the place where morning gathers
You can look sometimes forever ’til you see
What time may never know
What time may never know
How the Lord takes by its corners this old world
And shakes us forward and shakes us free
To run wild with the hope
To run wild with the hope

The hope that this thirst will not last long
That it will soon drown in a song not sung in vain
And I feel thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

And I know this thirst will not last long
That it will soon drown in the song not sung in vain
I feel the thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And with the prairies I am calling out Your name


Living Hope 1 Peter 1:3There’s a lot of things I’d like to forget. Stuff I’ve seen or heard about. Or lived.

But not this.

This is what I cling to in the dark. On the hard days. When I feel lost.

If my my mind gets clouded over with doubt or my heart starts to fill up with the rising waters of fear, there is only one thing to do.


Remember that hope is alive because the Hope of the world, Jesus, is alive in me!

Because of Him, we can all sing:

Hallelujah, death is done;
all of hell is overcome!

I want to dedicate this song to friends and family members of mine and those of you reading this right now who are facing difficult struggles.

May you be encouraged by the truth in it’s message.

May every enemy be laid at your feet.

And, may your faith rise up when you remember the empty grave!

Jesus Calms the Storm

FTI Jesus calms the stormWhen you’re faced with tough decisions that affect your life and health, you can find yourself with a head full of information and a heart still empty of answers. This has been my story. Me, feeling lost and crying out to God, searching the scriptures and trying to listen.

I read again how “God, who gives life to the dead, and calls the things that are not, as though they were spoke the world into existence.

“Let there be light, and there was light.”

I whisper this prayer: Lord, be my Light.

I read again the words of Jesus.

“I am the Good Shepherd. My sheep hear my voice.”

Oh, Lord, let me hear your voice clearly.

I keep meditating on the name of Jesus and His power to save, heal and deliver.

Jesus – Yahweh saves. Yahweh from God’s actual name revealed to Moses, YHWH, I AM.

“I am the resurrection and the life.” Jesus’ declaration just before raising Lazarus from the dead.

“I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” Jesus’ response to the Leper who asked to be cleansed from his disease.

There came a time this summer when I found myself praying with a new boldness and belief that Jesus was not only able, but willing to do the same for me. That through the cross and resurrection, He had provided salvation for me which was complete in every way. I reached out to Him for healing and prayed that He would bring confirmation for His glory and that my husband would be in full agreement of my desire to rely on the Lord for what I now call my ongoing “supernatural natural” wellness plan.

Later, I began to try to share this with my husband (except the last part, about him being in agreement.) He listened quietly. I wondered if he thought I was a little crazy. Then, a while later, he looked at me and said He felt the Holy Spirit speak this same message to him that very day. When I thought back, it was about the same time I was praying.

I sat there with tears in my eyes and praised God for that moment of relief, that moment when you realize He really is listening and He really does care.

Of course I still have questions. I have much to learn. But God has confirmed over and over that He is in control. Even today, I am rejoicing that blood tests show my cancer markers are in the normal range!

Praise the LORD!

I don’t have all the answers. I’m just trying my best to follow the One who does. Meanwhile, I want to encourage others who may read these words to keep praying, keep seeking, keep believing that God will do the impossible for you.

“Even the winds and the waves obey him!” This was the disciples’ reaction when Jesus calmed the stormy sea raging around them.

I hope this new song by Chris Tomlin will stir your heart as it has mine. May this be the anthem we sing in the middle of life’s storms.