Breath of Life, Just Breathe

The stress of chronic illness can overwhelm us at times. There are moments when we don't feel like we have the energy to blow out a candle. Our bodies don't keep up with our heart's desires and there is nothing we can do but breathe!! Nope, not fun but with hindsight, we can watch our … Continue reading Breath of Life, Just Breathe

Making An Epic Rise

Rising up is hard enough during chronic illness. And God wants us to make an epic rise, RIGHT!!! So how do we do this? How in tarnation with all of the illness, the troubles, the problems, the pain, the suffering are we supposed to accomplish an epic rise?  All we need to know is the … Continue reading Making An Epic Rise

Just Joking

Who.... ME....I don't know what you are talking about....I was just joking! How many times has someone insulted you and then said, "just joking." I have been surrounded with these "jokers" my whole life. Could God possibly have anything specific on the subject? Shocked to find this one today during my bible reading. Yep, God singles … Continue reading Just Joking

We are given the tools to defend ourselves while chronically ill

How many times has it felt like the battle of chronic illness is bigger than we are? Well, it actually is but God gives us His strength and His tools to endure and sometimes overcome illness. He gives us "armor" to defend ourselves against everything from infection to the devil himself. His armor is there … Continue reading We are given the tools to defend ourselves while chronically ill

Using Lyme for Good, Avril Lavigne

Once in a while there are people who rise far above their diseases to make a difference for others who are suffering through it. In the last couple of days this has exploded. Avril Lavigne has released her new single called "Head Above Water." It takes the depths of Lyme to create this kind of goodness … Continue reading Using Lyme for Good, Avril Lavigne

Good and Hard Mutually Exist

Ohhh my stars is this beyond beautiful. God made you to do the hard thing to do the good story in your life. Good and hard can co-exist. Hard can be part of the good story. This is all about redefining suffering. This is a WOW!!  How do we live for Christ, because of Christ, … Continue reading Good and Hard Mutually Exist

Bake a Cake and Expect the Fire

No matter what kind of birthday cake you enjoy, you enjoy it and that is what matters. During the act of making the cake, it can get quite messy. Flour flying and sticky eggs and yet we still love the end result. Then we deal with the unbearable heat to get it baked and the … Continue reading Bake a Cake and Expect the Fire

Satisfaction in Your Labor

Do you believe that Jesus found satisfaction in his time as a carpenter? Many people do not find satisfaction in their work life, their days are far more "toilsome." For those of us who find ourselves in that situation, how can we use our time of chronic illness and/or trauma to realign ourselves with work … Continue reading Satisfaction in Your Labor

Everything is Meaningless…

The birds-eye view allows us to see what  Solomon (Qoheleth) meant when he said "everything is meaningless" in the book of Ecclesiastes. It seems so contradictory to who God is. It seems odd that Solomon (Qoheleth) would say it in his older years after so much success and closeness with God. As I explored the scripture, I … Continue reading Everything is Meaningless…

Faith on a Tandem Bike Ride

Tandem bike rides require a certain amount of faith in the other person. When we are up in front, steering the path and setting the pace, we feel more comfortable. We take Jesus along for the ride of life because we are Christians and want Him with us. Then one day we grow in our … Continue reading Faith on a Tandem Bike Ride