Thursday, July 18, 2013

Last Leg of Our Journey

We are pretty certain Steve in in the last leg of his life journey here. He is resting comfortably and is sleeping for the most part all day. It is so good to see his face relax now. What a fighter I married.

I sought prayer yesterday but wanted a verse to meditate on. I haven't been able to read much, so as a favorite pastor of mine said, I read until something grabbed me.

My preference in time of need is Psalm. It covers a range of emotions. I opened to Psalm 27 and came to this verse.

Psalm 27:13-14
I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

So I WILL see goodness from this. I just have to stay strong, take heart and wait.


  1. Denice, we've been joining you quietly in prayer throughout this time and will continue to do so. Your words and open heart have touched so many. With love, Kristi Shanks

  2. Ditto what Kristi said!!!

  3. God Bless you Denice. You have been such an inspiration to me. I am so touched by your commitment to your faith in this very tough time. Praise God that he blessed you and Steve with the time to say your goodbyes and to share your love.
    I'm praying for you and your family.

  4. I am praying for your peace and understanding in this time of sorrow Denice. You inspire me to be a better person. I agree with Nancy, about praising God for blessing the two of you with the time to say goodbye. But it is not goodbye it will be until we meet again. Because of all of this the greatest thing is that Steve became a christian and you will meet again, when the father says your time has come. Just know I am thinking of you daily. God bles you both and bring you peace. Love Sue J.

  5. Continue to reach out friend. We are here waiting to help. In the meantime, we continue to pray. Much love <3

  6. Denice, it is so hard to even know what to say to help you and Steve. I thank God for the Holy Spirit, who is our Comforter, and that I can pray in my prayer language for you and know it is just the right words and thoughts. God has given you this gift of writing and verbalizing and your blog is so inspiring...someday you must put it in book print so others will be not blame God but to put ALL your trust in HIM.(2 Corinthians 1:3-4) I also pray that the Holy Spirit and ministering angels would surround Steve, you and your family. God's Word says you will again have...."beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness." Love Elaine

  7. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and grant you peace.

  8. Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

    Your strength and faith have been an inspiration to so many. May you and Steve be comforted and may God hold you both very close to Him.

    Love, Jim and Sheri Diekman

  9. Thoughts and prayers with you both. So much love.

  10. Yes Denise...Psalm 27 is very precious to me as well. I claimed it in my life during an almost unbearable period so many years ago. As verse 13 says "I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living....." Christ Jesus does not disappoint and your heart CAN take courage with confidence in His promise!!!! We are so so sorry for your loss.....Chris and Jan