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Change … The New Things


Tuesday at Ten again! Follow the Link at the end and check out the rules … there aren’t any really =D {It’s also day 7 of 31 Days of Writing.}

Just follow the word prompt where it takes you. Write … take pictures … sing us a song … whatever and where ever the prompt goes.

Let it lead you by your heart!

Today’s TT Prompt: Change!

Farewell Summer

Farewell Summer

Change.

It often means a farewell to something. The change of seasons, both in nature and in ourselves. Ah, what season is this?

Autumn. It’s literally Autumn here at the Jersey Shore {my favorite season} and it’s autumn in myself, I think. A little over 3 months and I reach the big 50. No drama in that, just a weird sense of, “how did that happen”. =)

I do not feel 3 months from a half century of life!

 

Other changes in this sweet Autumn of mine …

Went to the oncologist yesterday and the cancer on The Hubs’ liver continues to shrink. I know I’ve told you all that Hubs had decided to quit chemo. Well conventional chemo has been stopped! Yay! He’ll start to feel better and his hair will grow back. His hair falling out really bothered him, to his own surprise. It’s already returning.

The Doc did say things, again, that thing I didn’t want to hear; things we know to be false, with God! So we simply don’t accept that part of the report and continue with our life and choices in the faith of God.

We are standing on The Word of God; our indestructible foundation!

Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed save me and I will be saved,for you are the one I praise.” Jeremiah 17:14

 

Standing on The Word

Standing on The Word

We are ever changing. We are not who we were when we drove to Hamilton yesterday for this appointment. The news was good! They are changing his treatment and sending The Hubs to find out what NEW oral treatment trial he fits into {and Miraculously The Hubs agreed! Praise God} … New technology in chemotherapy medication. Doc says he CAN’T ever tell us that this cancer will be totally removed. What they know of this type of cancer mutates … the doc says. My take: If it can mutate it can die … and it will die, because …

GOD!

Well what we say is this: Nothing is impossible with God!

For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37

Nothing is impossible with God.

Nothing is impossible with God.

So what hasn’t changed?

Our faith has not changed. It has not wavered … because our faith is in God; not medical tests or even the doctors knowledge – though we do firmly believe that God sent us to the best doctor for The Hubs and God is using him greatly, despite the protocols and science that says things outside of God’s promises. We, in the faith of our God, believe that God’s promises are going to make changes in the doctors, for His glory!

I do so love watching the amazement they get when they see The Hubs living and thriving; God’s been working on these professionals for over a year now!

Our schedule has not changed … yet … but in about a month it should slow down to a more normal, livable pace.

So there you have it … Change as I see it, today. Obviously my vision of change will not be the same tomorrow, because I will have been molded more by the hand of the Potter. After all it is His plan and I am just the dust of the earth miraculously alive by His breath!

“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven …” Ecclesiates 3:1

Autumn Sunlight

Autumn Sunlight

Thanks for reading.

Andrea

Andrea

 

 

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Forgetting I…in 5


Happy Friday morning my friends…We are joining Lisa-Jo for her 5 minute friday challenge.

So if you have 5 minutes in your very busy day. I invite you to join us…Follow the links I’ve provided (there are 3) to go and link your 5 minutes post over at the Gypsy Mama blog

Got five minutes? Here’s a great way to spend them.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat without editing your voice.
2. Link back here
and invite others to join in.
3. Pony up the comment
love
for the five minuter who linked up before you.

READY???

Share your best, unedited 5 minutes …

...on the edges

On Forgetting…GO!

I forget sometimes…don’t you. My thoughts float away from me more frequently these days it seems.

Distractions…

Sometimes I think it may be the medications from the Heart Event almost a year ago, next week. Sometimes I think…the hormones are changing…it’s that season.

Sometimes it worries me…I forget what day in June my anniversary is. My husband finds this amusing. I forget the what of why I walked in the room…

There is something…what…where…and then there is the HOW…

How does life become so stressed and so busy that the human memory wears thin to spilling? And, yet, it seems that what falls through the slats of this mind are the little things…

a dentist appointment with the hubby

the milk while shopping…I literally forget 3 to 4 things, important but little things, at the grocery, often!

Forgetting the I….

If only I could forget what I think is important…and focus on what it is that is important to God

a friend posted this yesterday on their FB status:

Is what’s important to you important to God?  This is the benchmark for every believer to live by. ~Unknown Author

What I’m forgetting is the little things…forgetting because my focus is on the importance of getting through a day…getting where the I of Me wants to be, rather than living in the NOW of the day God has provided.

Maybe if I thought, “well is the milk so important to what God would have me do today?”, and realize that if it was He would have made sure I got it, then I wouldn’t be so stressed unto…

FORGETTING!

STOP! 

Now for a 1 minute cheat…there is a Forgetting that is biblical…and oddly it helps me reconcile putting aside all of the things I didn’t remember to do today…

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:13-14

I practice daily to accomplish this type of forgetting. God’s rules on what to forget…

Blessings Loves!

♥ ♥ ♥


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A Moment of Inspiration


I was inspired, just now, by Lysa TerKeurst’s post: The Moment. Please take the time to go and read her blog post today. It will bless you.

Home Coming...My Love

My love and I have been together for 22 “Wonderful” years. There are many moments throughout our day that would cause deep heartache if they did not occur. If for some reason they ceased. Like Lysa, the mere thought causes my heart to contract with an ache so deep, at just the thought…

♥ actually the “Wonderful” after the 22 is also one of these moments. Without a relationship with God early in our relationship, we now know that God was forming us into who we are together! We began, without any teaching about the biblical Covenant of the Marriage (while living together, I might add.) that this was forever…that it was a “death do us part” deal. Somehow we knew. Then there was the rearranging of how we handled each other, even during the fights and disagreement (by the way there, blessedly and miraculously were not many; in fact I believe we are still only at maybe 5 that are memorable and more than a simple spat! Yes! in 22 Wonderful years!). We made an effort to speak positively, even before hearing and understanding “speaking those things…”, as scripture tells us.

Even in a strained conversation when I would begin (it’s always the woman who begins with this…) with, “We’ve been together ### years!!!” My loves response would be…”that’s ### WONDERFUL years…you forgot the wonderful!:” and then we would…

laugh… 🙂

So I bet you now can imagine … what that one moment in a day, if missed,  that would leave an eternal echo in my heart, should it not occur…even just once, let alone ever again…

After 22 “wonderful” years…there are so many…but I’d have to say…

It would be the laughter in the morning…

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.  ~e.e. cummings

Most times this man of mine and I, even on the not so pleasant mornings (My love is NOT a morning person, though…God…), somewhere we laugh!

When I take one of those mindless surveys in an e-mail or on facebook…you know the one where your friends want to know more about you…the one you begin out of boredom or stress and realize half way through some thirteen year old developed it…there is always, ALWAYS this questions:

What is your favorite sound?

and my answer is always…the SOUND OF MY MEN LAUGHING…

On the off days, and though I know they have occurred, I cannot recall one at the moment, that there is no morning laughter the day just isn’t the same until that  MOMENT in our life, for that day, manifests. We are blessed to say, that even in the hardest of trials we have enjoyed laughter…

ENJOYED…

IN JOY WE HAVE LAUGHED, each day of this Wonderful 22 years! Seriously!

Like the caress Lysa and her husband share while turning down a collar; Our laughter is like that caress. Truly touching our hearts and marking a true “I Love YOU!” in the heart, on the day.

Psalm 126: 2-3

Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.”
The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.

A MOMENT between the two of us…that is so intimate that I cannot explain it in words.

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.  ~Victor Borge

We all have these moments in our day…in our lives…There are those who do not realize that these moment occur in their day, even to the point of  denial, believing that these moments do not happen for them. I ache for these sad ones and I say to them…Focus, yes, focus on your day…what little moment with your love; be it a husband or a beau or just a friend…what is that…

INTIMATE MOMENT that you have with this person that defines your love?

And when you find that MOMENT…treasure it, mark it on your heart…find scripture that speaks it to your memory and leads you to creating the moment, on purpose…

I hope this and Lysa’s post inspires you to find, or today CREATE, a moment, a thing between you and your love that becomes an ingrained practice in your relationship.

The one thing that when there is trouble…when the world tells you, you should just end it…walk away…your spirit says …

BUT WHAT IF I NEVER HEAR…SAY…SEE…FEEL…THIS WITH MY LOVE AGAIN…what if…

Don’t let that happen. It is these moments that create the foundation of a strong relationship!

PLEASE SHARE WITH ME AND YOUR FELLOW READERS/FOLLOWERS WHAT THAT MOMENT IS IN YOUR DAY, WITH THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE…we would love to share this with you!

Blessings Loves