Perfectly safe 🌻👒🌷 

You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “ God , you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards.

His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm.

Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, Not plague that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you. You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses.

 Yes, because God ’s your refuge, the High God your very own home, Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling.

You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path.

“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God , “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer,be at your side in bad times. I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”

Psalm 91:1‭-‬16 MSG

Plod 🌷

Another good thing that has come out of me being sick for so long Is that I have learned about

What I call “plod mode”

  • Just put one foot in front of the other
  • Don’t think about it
  • Don’t think about the end
  •  Don’t think about how much you’re accomplishing
  • Or how much you still need to accomplish
  •  Quiet
  • methodical
  • Not exerting a lot of effort
  • just the next step

  1. And it helps to sit down on the floor if you have little kids (It’s amazing how much better they jive.)
  2.  I use this coping skill if I have had a bad health night
  3.  Or I have to accomplish something when I’m tired
  4.  Or a trial is lasting a lot longer than I signed on for

Planted by the Water

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked 

or stand in the way that sinners take 

or sit in the company of mockers,  

but whose delight is in the law of the Lord , 

and who meditates on his law

 day and night. 

 That person is like a tree planted

 by streams of water,

 which yields its fruit in season 

and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.

Psalms 1:1‭-‬3 NIVUK

 A Severe Mercy

Getting sick has been the best thing-worst thing

in my life;

in my children’s lives,

in my marriage.


A wise woman once said to me,

It is good for the things that can be shaken

To BE shaken.

–Nancy Lawrence

Another wise woman once said to me after my first husband left me,

This’ll either make ya or break ya


Isn’t it just like our Father to take something evil

and use it for good?