(photo of my sister's backyard fence...all photos are thru my lens)

This is just a way to express my thoughts as I walk this path and journey through as a breast canSURVIVOR.

Make cancer mad, just piss it off by misspelling it..... like "canzer"

In remission ~ December 2012

Invasive Moderately Differentiated Ductal Carcinoma T1cN0M0 Stage 1

Estrogen receptor-positive cancer - Here is how it began

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Take Heart


It seems my pen has been still these past 9 months. 

I have been still... Reflecting. Healing.

Instead of writing, I have been in prayer & meditation. God has comforted my soul and, in His mercy, He has met me in life’s storms and held me up out of the depths of despair. 

My soul is lighter and I have been made stronger.


Matthew 14:22-27

22. Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23. And after he dismissed the crowds, he went up in the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone 24. But the boat by this time was long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified and said “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear 27. But immediately Jesus spoke to them saying “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”


Consider This

Could God be coming into your life in what appears to be a storm? 

The Lord works in the storms of our lives and thru those storms, He walks to us and with us

The very storm He meets you in is the same storm you become strong in. He will uplift you and even bless you in these storms.


Take heart, child of God. 
Do not be afraid.
Lord, help us to focus on 
you and your power 
instead of 
our fear and our doubts.



Dear Jesus,

Savior of my soul and king over my life. Be with me each and every day, especially in this storm that is all around me. Take my hand and walk with me; guide me to the other side. 

You have promised me peace that passes all understanding. It is Your Holy grace and mercy with unconditional love that draws me closer to You. 

If it is Your will that I go thru this storm, I pray for the endurance and strength to withstand it. With You by my side, fear can not overtake me for faith replaces fear. 

May this test of fire refine and purify my faith and my soul. May I see the power of God in this storm and His light that pierces the darkness and shatters all fear. I seek only You in times of trouble. 

Lord, I pray my faith will continue to grow and mature so I can never be swayed by the waves around me.  

Help me to recognize Your favor over my life and I ask for Your blessings and continued protection. 

My confidence rests in You, the Savior of my soul, my redeemer, my Lord.  

Deuteronomy 31:6 tells us to “Be strong and courageous.”  I pray this for you, my friend.

Take heart, child of God! Do not be afraid. ~


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