Category: God

Posted on: June 21, 2019 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

I Will Not Drown

In the midst of the storm, it is hard not to be terrified of the outcome. That is where I am now. Sometimes I hit the eye of the storm and all seems calm. Sometimes, like yesterday I get tossed to the violent edge and my heart panics and hurts …

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Posted on: June 3, 2019 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

Insurance. Assurance.

Two days before leaving on our 17-day highly anticipated camping trip to see the fabulous National Parks on the western side of the United States, a woman stood on our porch and handed me paperwork for a lawsuit. I was served! I have never been served before and it felt …

Posted on: December 25, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

I Am a Miracle

I am the parting of the Red Sea. I am the three feet of quail as far as the eye can see to feed a nation of God’s chosen people who perpetually disobeyed their Redeemer. I am the fresh water that sprang forth, at the command of Moses, to quench …

Posted on: December 18, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 3

Radiation’s Glow: Killing Cancer’s Final Frontier

Note: This post was finished weeks ago, but never got published due to a brain that functions at half capacity — much less than it is capable of when cancer arrives on the scene.  A single train of thought continually leaks through the crevices that once held them tight. Ideas …

Posted on: October 10, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 6

Face-to-Face with a Grizzly Named Cancer

To come in close proximity to a grizzly has got to be one of life’s defining moments. It’s definitely a David and Goliath moment. Last year, HOTY and I had the amazing opportunity to celebrate our 30 years of marriage with a dream trip to Alaska. I have to admit, …

Posted on: September 27, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 7

Lucky Charms and Lumpectomies

Wednesday (early morning): For days now I have had surgery on my mind. Not in the forefront, but lingering in the back forty. I haven’t written in four weeks because, believe it or not, I haven’t had anything to say. I am sure it’s the chemo lingering in the crevasses of …

Posted on: May 13, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 7

Mother’s Day Chemo

May 13 – Mother’s Day “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:30‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Today is Mother’s Day. Probably the strangest Mother’s Day I have had to face. I actually don’t want to get out of bed because …

Posted on: January 21, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 1

Vitamin “J” Deficiency

The older I get, I am learning that I don’t always have to be right. I do like to be right and like to be acknowledged when I am right, but I am learning to sit back and not worry about being right. Having a discussion with my 22 year …

Posted on: January 11, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain

December 2017 brought with it the worst wildfire to California history. Over 281,893 acres burned over the course of 6 weeks thrust by crazy fast winds and unstoppable flames. Lives were lost, structures taken and hillsides, clear to the ocean, were scared. Thousands upon thousands were evacuated as this unstoppable …