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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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?