Category Archives: Stroke Survivors

Everything We Need

“I have everything I need and more than enough.” Philippians 4:18-20 Everything we dream of is already within reach right now. God gave us amazing minds and miraculous bodies, which are capable of healing themselves and moving in any direction … Continue reading

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Power and Self-Confidence

I was invited to a friend’s home to look at pictures of his late wife, Yolanthe.  Allen and Yolanthe had both been in my writers group for seven years so I knew them well. When I arrived, Allen had laid … Continue reading

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Four-Legged Love

“You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.” — Captain Beefheart I want to be more like a dog. I see evidence of unconditional love every day from dogs,  from my view of the … Continue reading

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Looking for Value in My Life

I have decided to return to work. The good news is that I have healed enough from my stroke to be working once more. I want to be valued once again. I know that before I can be valued on … Continue reading

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Returning to Peace

I woke up to the earsplitting sounds of tree trimmers high in the palm trees cutting dead fronds, coupled with the roar of a tree chipping machine. I could have been highly irritated. The noise of the tree chipping machine was … Continue reading

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The Reason We Were Born

I woke up at a my friend, Liz’s house on Christmas morning. It was quiet and peaceful. There are paintings on the wall, beautiful artistic representations of my frend’s family, painted by her mother when her kids were young. I … Continue reading

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Feeling Confident and Capable

Today I woke up thinking about confidence and empowerment.  As I lie in bed in the darkness, I remember that I am one with this life I am living. This beautiful life which includes soaring birds, and red sunsets, and … Continue reading

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