Hebrews 12:1-3

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cottage Life...for Real!

As time goes on my pain has been getting better and better. Keeping up with my physiotherapy has helped keep my shoulder and back stretched out. This past week I find that I've been able to be a little more active and not having to take my pain medication as much.

Mike is off this week and we are spending our time up at the cottage. One of the goals I have been working towards in Physio is to strengthen my core enough so that I would be able to try kayaking. Well I was able to do it! 
Yesterday, Mike, Julia and Carla got me into a double kayak and I paddled with Mike all the way to my sister in laws cottage. This is about 1 km round trip. Today I was back in.  Not only does it feel great but it’s a great work out as well. I was also able to get in for a swim; it was very comfortable and relaxing, just to feel the water around me.  Who knows what the rest of the week holds.

Thank you to all who have been praying for me. I know God has a perfect plan for my life, I pray that healing me completely is part of His plan. 

Hugs, Sandra

I actually was able to paddle for both of us part of the way!


  1. Miracle by miracle you are getting better everyday!
    Awesome that you are able to kayak, another step to freedom. Love & prayers to you all... Sherry

  2. Love this Sandra! You look awesome. Next stop....ice cream! ;)

  3. So awesome to see, Sandra!!

  4. Lorna (Charles) PowellAugust 15, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Hurray Sandra! Keep it up girl! Life is always nicer by water. Love ya, Lorna

  5. Love you!

    Wood and Marie

  6. That is awesome Sandra - enjoy a new found freedom.

  7. Hurrah for your courage and gutsiness (is this a word or do I make it up?). You two look terrific, you spur us on in our own walk with God...Irene

  8. Well look at you - we go away for a couple of weeks and come back to see you kayaking and swimming in the lake. This is amazing, I am soooo proud of you,it's fantastic...keep it up. Wonderful memories of times spent together with your beautiful family at the cottage in the summer of 2013.
    You have never been far from our thoughts even though we were away, and we are still praying you on, in this journey of healing.
    Keep going precious friend.....Jesus is with you and so are we....love always Val & Peter.


  9. Hi Sandra.

    You inspire me , Girl! Kayaking here I come! xo

    ~ Dixie