It certainly shouldn't take gifts to keep others in our lives. But how does it play out during chronic illness? Normally those who are generous with "gifts" find themselves in an interesting twist during illness. Are you someone who usually comes with a gift in hand and are now faced with the expenses of illness? … Continue reading Does It Take Gifts To Keep Friends and Family?
I got to laughing so hard during my Bible reading today I just had to share. Aren't there truly times that you feel like God has told you to run around SOME some island. You don't have a clue why. Not even really sure which island. And run, not walk, not skip, not swim, not … Continue reading We Must Run Around Some Island
The Bible is filled with all of it; Satan, Demons, Angels, and Cherubim. In a way, today is no different than the Biblical times, there is good and evil, war and peace. There are choices and sides to be had. Social media has struck again. This week I ran into more than one conversation on … Continue reading Satan, Demons, Angels, Cherubim
A cheerful heart is good medicine. Sounds good. Sounds righteous. Sounds like something someone would say when they have not deeply suffered from chronic illness. God actually said it and Jesus did suffer, more than we can wrap our human brains around. So let's get a spoonful of medicine and practice that cheerful heart. HINT: … Continue reading A Cheerful Heart Is Good Medicine
Perception matters. When there are witnesses to a crime, each person has a bit of a different story. It is usually based on their life experiences that form the eyes in which they see. Their testimonies will all be a bit varied based on this. We simply do not have 100% pure vision. But God … Continue reading May Your Eyes See What Is Right
The building is not as important as the people and nothing is more important than Jesus, but I still found it fun to locate the World's largest church... I love churches. I love the quiet. I love the worship through reverence inside of a special holy building. I love the beauty that creates a sense … Continue reading World’s Largest Church
God tells us to be patient in affliction. I certainly would declare chronic illness an affliction. Patience is not my strong point. Most struggle with it. During the years of illness, we get to practice our patience. I know, not fun. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.~ Romans 12:12 (NIV) The years of … Continue reading Patient In Affliction
Some of our wounds can be seen from the outside, and others not. Both can affect our lives very deeply. Both kinds of wounds can create a perfect storm for chronic illness. How do we heal the wounds so our bodies can be restored to health? Jesus can heal our wounds. He has healed so … Continue reading Healing Wounds
Fear often grips us. We get stuck, in all kinds of ways. I LOVE being a Christian because Jesus took care of all the reasons I have fear. It is done!!! I am still human, it still sneaks in, and I still resort to Christ every time. Easter is a perfect reminder of what God … Continue reading Jesus Took Care of Our Reasons for Fear
What do you think, does God say we can skip paying taxes? Do we allow stressful things in our lives that keep us ill? Simple answers... We don't even have to look very far for the answer, God tells us to honor our authorities (government = law of the land). This is also why you … Continue reading Does God Say We Can Skip Paying Taxes?