Powerful church

Christians disapprove of many things found in our culture: abortion, prostitution, pornography, etc.  All of this evil can be overwhelming. Sometimes, we feel as though Satan is winning, and until Jesus returns, there is nothing we can do about it.  On Sunday my husband preached on Matthew 16, in verse 18 Jesus tells Peter, “the [...]

Back to Normal???

It is hard to believe that it has been 3 weeks since surgery.  Anyone who sees me can’t even tell that I had brain surgery.  Honestly, you will have to know me in order to notice subtle differences such as I am more easily tired, I still occasionally struggle with my words, and I also [...]

Pathology report

So yesterday, we had an appointment with the neuro-oncologist.  The pathology report says that the tumor is the same as last time: oligoastrocytoma grade II.  I reread what I wrote on Facebook roughly two years ago about my first pathology report, and still agree my diagnoses causes more questions than it answers. In addition, my [...]

Easy and light

Matthew 11:28-30 (NASB) 28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” In response [...]

Be still

I don’t know what is harder - preparing for brain surgery or recovery from brain surgery.  The preparing is filled with fear - the fear of death, the fear of brain damage, and basically the unknown.  The recovering is also difficult. Because of the swelling in my brain, it is difficult to remember basic information. [...]

No More Keppra… I thought

So after my miscarriage and before my first surgery on March 5, 2012, my doctors put me on anti-seizure medication.  For those of you who are familiar with anti-seizure medications, my medication is the generic form of Keppra.  When my husband told his friend, Kirk, that I was taking Keppra, Kirk's response was something like, [...]

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