Thursday, September 6, 2012


I love zinnias! We had a whole row of them across the front of our house this summer. They lifted their perky, colorful faces to the sunshine and winked at me every time I walked by. Only a few hardy blooms remain, stricken by drought, fungus, and a husband eager to prepare for fall. But a few persevere, not willing to sucumb to the end of summer, and they daily lift my spirit.
I can relate. Now that my back pain is better, and my breasts are healing after my breast reduction surgery, the allover body pain I've had for six years (which may be fibromyalgia), has come back with a vengeance. But I'm going to persevere. With God's help, I'm going to confess that Jesus is my Healer instead of confessing my pain. I'm going back to my pain management doctor and see if I need a change of medication.I resolve to keep my focus on Jesus every day and not give in to the pain that threatens me. I choose to claim the promises of God spoken through His Word.

"Let us hold tightly, without wavering, to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promises", Hebrews 10:23.

"That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. So we don't look at the troubles we see now, rather we fix our gaze on things which cannot be seen", 2 Corinthians 4:16, 18.


  1. I love the reminder you posted from 2 Cor...His!!!

    And we know He is faithful. Going through any trial w/us. That flower is beautiful. And I stand in agreement with you. His healing is here! I love those lines from Jeremy Camp's song 'Overcome':

    We will the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony...Everyone...overcome...

    By His power and will overcome sister. God bless.

  2. Peggy I am truly sorry for your pain. But I read the determination in your words to push on! I love that picture and what a beautiful butterfly. Blessings and gentle hugs.

  3. I'm so glad the worst is now beyond you. As the days unfold, you're going to fell better & better all the time. Hopefully this will be a holiday season filled with vigor for you!