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Smashing Clay Jars

Smashing your clay jars - finding beauty in the pieces and cracks

Wait a minute. Aren't we supposed to be the moldable clay? Isn't that one of the main points of being a Christian, so that the Lord can mold us?? Then why would we smash clay jars??? Of course we are likened to be moldable clay so that we can be shaped to walk closer with … Continue reading Smashing Clay Jars

Our Crossroads or His?

Crossroads, keep walking them out using God's specific instructions

We are presented with plenty of crossroads in life. Chronic illness is just one of many. Inside of that intense crossroad of illness, are all the small yet significant crossroads that take us on the right path or not. We are given a set of directions to navigate us through chronic illness while walking with the … Continue reading Our Crossroads or His?

Maker of the Behemoth

Look at the Behemoth which I made along with you

The what?? Behemoth is a word in the Bible, used only once, and I had to look it up. It was simple to figure out that God was the Maker, He is the Maker of Heaven and Earth and all things seen and unseen. But my curiosity still wanted to know what animal could possibly … Continue reading Maker of the Behemoth

Time to Man-Up

"Brace yourself like a man; I will question you and you shall answer me." The Lord makes it clear, there are times we need to man-up. We are not as important as we think we are, and at the same time, we are loved much greater than our knowledge and insight can allow for. Yes, … Continue reading Time to Man-Up

Hanging On Every Word

hanging on every word

The dialog in the book of Job is tedious, to say the least. I got to the part where Job and his “friends” had gone back and forth and they were finally done speaking. Then some young whipper-snapper chimes in and tries to share his wisdom. I have prepared my heart to listen and not … Continue reading Hanging On Every Word

Loneliness During Chronic Illness

loneliness during chronic illness, loving your God

Transforming our loneliness into anything good has moments of impossibility... and then there is God. He can take those intensely lonely times and softly create a megaphone of His peace and joy. Nope, not saying I am good at this. I am saying God is good at using loneliness for His good. Loneliness during chronic … Continue reading Loneliness During Chronic Illness

The WHOLE Body

the whole body, God's way

I am always in awe of how God made our whole bodies. All the little parts that work together for the good of the whole body. Science still has not discovered all of the loving intricacies that God created. What we are discovering through science is that ALL the parts are needed for a well-functioning … Continue reading The WHOLE Body

Staying Focused On My Character, Not Others

focused on my character, not others, God's perfect character

Another place where I fall short; completely staying focused on my character and not others. The "well but" and the "yah but" and "okay but" just don't exist in God's word. I answer for my character, not others. After moving out of the depths of chronic illness, I have to settle into life with the … Continue reading Staying Focused On My Character, Not Others

Love A Good Sermon

a good sermon, God's way

I do love a good sermon. You know, the ones that pull you into sitting at the feet of Jesus with full attention. The ones where we forget ourselves, forget our troubles, forget even where we are sitting at the moment. The ones where we are feed nourishment. We all have our favorite pastors, teachers, … Continue reading Love A Good Sermon

The Lord Provides A Broad Path

Resting is not my strong point. Sometimes I think I was afflicted with chronic illness just to get me to stop, slow down, rest. I can chatter about slowing down until the cows come home but actually doing it to the degree that an ill body needs was a completely different story. My body stopped … Continue reading The Lord Provides A Broad Path