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My word for 2015 is joy!

Saturday, January 31, 2015      13 comments

Living the life of a widow with financial burdens can still be filled with joy. I have found that staying home, teaching Sunday School each week and focusing on my blessings bring me joy each week. I start each day with my devotional on my You... Read more

I made my Birthday goal- 65 miles on my bike in Belgium

Tuesday, September 02, 2014      13 comments

Earlier in the Spring after my hubby died, I set the goal of riding 60 miles on a bike for my birthday in August . I decided one mile per year I have been on this earth would be a great goal. I left for the states in June and returned in the ... Read more

I am adjusting and doing well

Sunday, August 24, 2014      12 comments

Tomorrow I turn 60, and I never expected to be a widow living and loving it in Germany. God in his sovereign wisdom brought me here four years ago. He designed my life that I live now. I don't question him about it anymore, but I trust Him mo... Read more

Adjusting to living my new life

Saturday, August 09, 2014      11 comments

These last few weeks of living alone having both challenging and exciting. God has brought new friends into my life and workplace. I continue to have major issues with sleep, but I am getting better. When I cannot sleep I do a lot of praying.... Read more

God is still working in me to live his Plan A

Thursday, July 31, 2014      14 comments

These last two weeks have been a series of stops and starts for me. I have had trouble sleeping some nights, and had great sleep other nights. I guess this is a process of grief. I really have no clue. There are books and blogs out there to ... Read more

I am doing so much better with my journey of grief

Tuesday, July 29, 2014      16 comments

Today I packed away medical supplies and clothes to donate. I took lots of pictures off the walls and rearranged furniture to make my house look different. My life is so different and I want my house to look different too. I have had some rea... Read more

Looking at life differently now

Saturday, July 12, 2014      18 comments

It is been nearly two months in my new status of widowhood. I can state very assuredly, " I hate it." I detest it. It is not something I ever wanted or really expected even with a very sick hubby. I always expected God to heal him on earth ra... Read more

My life has changed

Friday, May 30, 2014      25 comments

My husband arrived home to Germany accompanied by my Mother on April 9th. I was brimming with plans and excitement to have them here after his long illness time under the care of our daughter in KY. On April 20th we had to call the ambulant an... Read more

Praying while biking- Stress Reducing

Sunday, March 23, 2014      10 comments

I had a very hard, long work week. Each school day I felt there was never enough time or me. I worked too long each day and got home while it was already dark. So, it was a week of no bike ride. This afternoon I was able to ride after layeri... Read more

I have an audacious faith in God!

Saturday, March 15, 2014      7 comments

I must dare to believe that God can do the impossible. If I don't then I may miss out on some of the best blessings of my life. As a follower of Christ I know that He is powerful, and that he heals. But why cannot I not trust that He will do jus... Read more

My Chocolate Protein shake lunch

Sunday, March 02, 2014      8 comments

For lunch I made a Zija chocolate protein shake. It includes Almond milk, protein powder, and frozen mixed fruit. I whipped it up in my trusty smoothie blender. I cheate... Read more

My Life is FULL

Sunday, January 19, 2014      7 comments

I arrived back in Germany on January 9th after being in the states caring for my critically ill husband. Thankfully, he is no longer critical. The Hyperbaric Chamber therapy has saved his feet for now. Well God and the therapy. Thank God for ... Read more

Update on hubby

Sunday, December 08, 2013      16 comments

I have been visiting at the hospital with my hubby since arriving in KY. On Friday he had tests that showed that there was nothing the doctors could do to assist his leg circulation. He has been on heavy duty IV antibiotic to clear up the MRSA.... Read more

Red Cross message to fly home

Wednesday, December 04, 2013      13 comments

Yesterday early I received a Red Cross message to get me home due to hubby's serous health condition. His prognosis is guarded and he is in serious condition in an isolation room at a KY. hospital outside Ft. Knox. He has more tests and surge... Read more

The good news and the bad news is..

Monday, December 02, 2013      10 comments

The good news is I lost weight over Thanksgiving even though I was travelling and eating out. I walked so much I burned all of my calories. emoticonRead more

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