Just finished reading (in 1 day) Seeds by Shasha Vekelja, MD., a local oncologist and fellow church member. I've been planning to read it for a while and finally did. What an amazing look at the life of a dedicated doctor, wife, mother and follow of Jesus. She & her mom came to America "with only a few suitcase of clothes, her mother's rolled-up paintings and a handful of English words."
I cried throughout the entire last chapter. I am so humbled by her dedication and unashamed love for our Lord. I remember the day she was baptized. She literally jumped up from under the water like a cheerleader at a ballgame. Why can't we all be that excited about the Lord?

To find out more about Dr. V, as she's known around here click on this link

While reading her story, I thought about how I too, was transplanted from the MS Delta to the Piney Woods of East Texas. I was a starving plant, ready for a bigger pot and better nourishment. Wow! did that every happen.

This book combined with my morning devotional today has spurred a quest (hopefully), for the next 30 days to list 5 things everyday for which I am thankful.
  1. My Lord and my God, who never gave up on me. Let me wander and welcomed me back with open arms.
  2. My husband, who loves me even when I turn into my Mother (and that takes a lot of loving.)
  3. My boss, who took a chance on me 18 years ago (against his better judgement, I'm sure). I absolutely would not be the woman I am today without that trust and faith.
  4. Ken Brumley, former Singles Minister / Current Marriage/Family counselor at my church for seeing in me a talent I NEVER would have located or let out. I will be forever grateful to him for his encouragment and love.
  5. My grandmother, who took me to church as a little girl and planted seeds that are now growing into a thriving fruit tree.


  1. I'm so glad you followed my blog! That's how I found yours!! I haven't read this book yet, but have heard so many rave reviews. I love your "thankful list"! Great idea!!!


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