Category Archives: Faith

Phase 1 done; Phase 2 begins

Well I’m three weeks out from my lumpectomy and sentinel node removal. The good news is that there was no cancer in my lymph nodes!  This is the value of catching this early while the cancer is still localized. If … Continue reading

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One of my favorites

I love worship music. This is one of my current favorites: Forever Reign by Hillsong Live. Enjoy! (If you can’t see the video below, click here!)

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Christmas and Perfection

Christmas and perfection. While we don’t usually think of those two words as related, I can think of two ways they are. The first is that most of us want to create the “Perfect Christmas” for our families. We want … Continue reading

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Third Thursday Blog Hop: Hearing from One Perfect God…in the midst of imperfection!

Welcome to Hearts at Home’s Third Thursday Blog Hop! Jill is home recovering from surgery today so she asked me to host this month’s blog hop on the topic of “One Perfect God.”   I’m Melissa and I serve as … Continue reading

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The journey really begins…

It was five weeks ago today that I got my breast cancer diagnosis.  We’ve done genetic testing, met with a half dozen or more doctors, read, prayed, and talked. Today treatment starts. You see, today is surgery day. A lumpectomy … Continue reading

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This and that….and a giveaway!

Is anyone else still pinching themselves that it is December already?  Oh my!  The late Thanksgiving really has thrown me off!  Please tell me I’m not the only one! If you’re here from Lysa Terkeurst’s blog today….welcome!  So glad you … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Thank you so much for your outpouring of love and encouragement concerning my recent cancer diagnosis.  I couldn’t possibly respond to all of your emails and comments, but I read them…every single one of them, and I am humbled by … Continue reading

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The Women of Christmas

I know, I know…it’s not even Thanksgiving and I’m already talking about Christmas!  I’m not usually one to jump the gun on Christmas, but I want to tell you about a book I’m reading by Liz Curtis Higgs! Liz was … Continue reading

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Four Words No Woman Wants to Hear: You Have Breast Cancer

Last week I heard those four words and my heart stopped. After an abnormal routine mammogram, followed by an abnormal sonogram, my doctor ordered a biopsy. I had the biopsy the Monday after the North Central Hearts at Home conference … Continue reading

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Tornado Recovery

Two years ago my family made two trips to help with tornado recovery in Joplin, Missouri. I saw devastation like never before. We spent our days collecting household items and important papers that had been strewn all over the city, … Continue reading

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