Majesty, Mystery

Wednesday afternoon I sat on the porch, read my Bible, furiously journal-ed & soaked up the gorgeous Spring weather. The longer I sat, the deeper I grew in awe of God’s creation…. His majesty, His mystery. I hear your birds sing as the wind rustles leaves all around. Gazing into your blue sky, remarkably clear, effortlessly smooth, wondering– how the clouds form…. why they float … Continue reading Majesty, Mystery

Honest Heart

My desire for Still Waters and purpose in creating the blog is to share honesty with my readers, no matter how frightening this transparency can be. Honesty regarding my medical experiences, honesty regarding my hardest moments and also most beautiful and intimate moments. Honesty in my very long and impossibly difficult recovery, which I will not share in total-confusing detail but I also won’t minimize … Continue reading Honest Heart

Contagious Joy

Have you ever met someone who exudes true Godly joy in the midst of every situation? Someone who wears a genuine smile daily and overflows such copious amounts of joy that their joy actually becomes contagious. These unicorns are extremely rare, few and far beyond. It takes someone created extra special by the hands of God to carry this contagious joy.  Unfortunately, not everyone receives … Continue reading Contagious Joy

Pictures Are Worth Infinite Words

For everyone who has been following my journey, this post is filled with pictures that tell the story of my 23 days in the hospital following my Pancreatectomy, Splenectomy and Islet Cell Transplant in November. During that time we witnessed God’s answers to the unceasing prayers of you the faithful warriors. We saw God’s miracles. I can’t thank you all enough for your loving prayers … Continue reading Pictures Are Worth Infinite Words

Eyes on the Prize

It has been a long, excruciating 7 weeks since my last Still Waters post. Seven weeks filled with some blissful highs and frightening lows; there has been an over abundance of vomiting, tears, wet-to-dry wound changes, shots, pills, unrelenting pain and overwhelming sadness, but also, overwhelming love and support. Following my major surgery on November 6, I spent the next 23 days (the first 7 … Continue reading Eyes on the Prize

Farewell, Captain!

“I am the captain now.” These are the commanding words I imagined my pancreas saying to me as it reared its ugly tail and stared me down. Clearly, I was in a state of delirium from unrelenting pain, nevertheless, this encounter felt very real. I had seen previews for the movie Captain Phillips and pictured my pancreas in the role of the hijacker Somali pirate … Continue reading Farewell, Captain!