Me? A Runner?

On : 6 November, 2018 | Category : 2018

  A few weeks ago I received a text from a friend that I had not seen in probably three years.  She is a precious person, and I was so glad to hear from her. She explained that she had started a running group that meets on Saturday mornings around 6:30 am. They get together […]

Progress

On : 6 October, 2018 | Category : 2018

  During my work in home health care, a common theme seemed to frequently arise.  I would go to work with a patient, usually in their 80’s, often who had just had a hip replacement or some other hospitalization.  They would tell me about how they were functioning beforehand—maybe fairly independently but using a walker.  […]

I Will Be With You

On : 20 August, 2018 | Category : 2018

  This past weekend I participated in a local CrossFit competition with 3 other friends from my gym.  In these competitions, there are several divisions to choose from.  The most difficult division is called RX; a more “doable” division is called Scaled, and there is also a Masters division for older competitors.     In […]

Moving On

On : 17 May, 2018 | Category : 2018

  Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4   I saw this verse framed and sitting on a table at the entrance of one of my patient’s homes back in 2011.  It caused me to pause and take note.  I had been privately petitioning […]

Reversibility

On : 16 January, 2018 | Category : 2018

  When we were first given Faith’s diagnosis, I had never heard of the term.  A quick Google search gave me enough information to know that the condition was “fatal” and “irreversible,” that treatment was aimed at controlling symptoms, and there is no cure.   We have a trusted mentor at our church who is […]

A Letter To Myself This New Year

On : 6 January, 2018 | Category : 2018

  Dear Stacie,   I know you have been waiting patiently for this time to arrive. One of your happiest times of year.  Time to clear out the old baggage and dream of lofty new goals to accomplish.  I know what you have been thinking about.  You saw that billboard this time last year advertising […]