Friday, August 12, 2016

God is Sovereign

Today, I have lived six decades on earth. I can't believe it. How did I get so old? But here is the really good news. My doctor told me I am CLEARED TO KAYAK, now six weeks out from my reconstructive surgery after the mastectomy. I am NOT TO OVERDO IT, which will be a challenge, but I have been given the green light on my birthday!

Since I am teaching an art class at the nursing home in the morning, and then meeting my daughter who wants to take me out for a birthday lunch, I sadly will NOT have time to kayak before my daily radiation session in the afternoon. However, it is enough to know I am now allowed to kayak.

So, after living six decades on earth, what have I learned?
1. God is good, sovereign, and everything.
2. Cancer sucks.
3. In the midst of the most devastating circumstances in life, God engineers beauty out of ashes.
4. I can do nothing without God. I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.

Happy Birthday to me!
If you want to help me celebrate, buy my book HERE.

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.


  1. Happy Birthday Vicky! I have bought 3 of your books already so I am going to buy your newest today. Thanks for being such an inspiration to us all..God Bless You! Jaynette - Hudson, KY

    1. Thank you so much Jaynette! Best birthday gift ever. I would really appreciate a review when you finish reading it. That really helps with my ranking and sales