“Between the crosses, row on row”, from “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae. That poem always stirs my thoughts to my Dad and how with God’s help, he survived his time in WWII. My sister and I are grateful for our parents who instilled in us how to love one another, how to accept all… Continue reading Between the Crosses
Reading scripture inspires poetry. Today while reading many scriptures I thought about being adopted by God, planned ahead. Ephesians 1:5.
My Cancer Journey If you have been following me on my breast cancer journey, this poem about keeping calm was written early in my diagnosis. Tomorrow, I am booked for surgery. My faith has continued to keep me calm and in touch with Jesus. I have chosen to write in an abecedarian form of poetry… Continue reading Keep Calm with Faith
Faced with a diagnosis of cancer Janis has started to write poems most mornings after studying the Bible
But Here I Stand With a Plan Today I met with the surgeon. She is wonderful. It’s good to talk to someone about a plan. I will have a lumpectomy and then radiation.The date should be November 5 but could be changed. I would appreciate prayer. I wrote this poem before I knew exactly what… Continue reading The Plan
As I face a cancer diagnosis, the Lord sustains me with His wraparound presence. So much solace can be found in the Psalms.
To make it through this journey with a cancer diagnosis, I decided to let my thoughts and feelings come out through my writing. So far, it’s been poetry.
Day 8 #RWBiblicalMeditation Are you finding it hard to get down to doing something? Maybe your problem is clutter. Clutter can fill our minds and our lives. I am trying to declutter my physical and spiritual life. For that reason, I joined Revelation Wellness. I have been challenged in the 21 Days of Revelation Wellness.… Continue reading Declutter Your Lives
The story of how Jesus altered my mainspring Updated 2021 first published 4 years ago: I read again a devotional by Oswald Chambers today about how Jesus resets my mainspring. I thought I would republish the post. I have had the privilege of being a short-term missionary five times. This is my look back on… Continue reading A Broken Life Mainspring. How Could I Fix It?
33 Dots that’s how it started – connecting the dots Someone mentioned how God is good at connecting the dots in their lives. I agree with that. When I look back in my life, I see when God was there even though I didn’t know it. My artwork challenge of 33 dots expands my mind,… Continue reading Connecting the Dots