Right On Time

3 Jan

Believe it or not, I am still sick (along with everyone else in the country it seems!). :( I saw the doctor yesterday and they did a chest x-ray. The good news is I don’t have pneumonia. Hallelujah! Apparently, it’s just a “very persistent case of bronchitis.” So, I start round three of antibiotics and hope and pray that it works this time.

I hope that you are healthy and well and not battling any sort of illness.

This piece is by one of my absolute favorite artists, Alissa Holland.


Each new year is so full of hope, optimism and expectation. This year is no different than the previous one. You had goals, dreams, and plans for 2012, but that doesn’t mean everything worked out the way you hoped. I’m sure some things did, but there were likely other things that were a big mess.

Maybe your plans got derailed by cancer. Maybe your goals were side-tracked by an unexpected illness or negative circumstance. Maybe your dreams were detoured by the struggling economy or personal financial problems.

The previous year may not have turned out quite like you hoped, but everything that happened has brought you to where you are today. And where you are today can be good . . . if you will allow it to be. You can resist the changes with all your might, but that won’t stop them from happening.

You can try with all your might to control the situation and make things happen the way you want, but that doesn’t always work. Sometimes you just need to sit still, take a deep breath, and trust that – no matter what happens – God has good plans for you. Maybe not the plans YOU had envisioned, but good plans nonetheless.



2 Responses to “Right On Time”

  1. Catherine (Facing Cancer Together) January 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Get well soon, Rachel. You’re so right about control – it’s not always possible to steer the ship, but good things can happen nevertheless, even if rough waters happen as well.

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