While in a Bible study about the Sermon On The Mount, I have been faced with daily practicing what Jesus teaches through His living word. Yikes, it has been humbling and yet I have enjoyed the twists and turns it has taken.Continue reading Sermon On The Mount, With A Twist
We already know that worry is not good for us, yet we keep on worrying. This life comes with so many issues; obstacles, barriers, illness, problems, dangers, and the endless onslaught that all of us encounter. Here we are, this is life along with all the things we chose to worry about. But, what if, we are the ones making our lives harder by the worry?Continue reading No Worries, Yeah Right
Have you ever been so ill for so long that you are so sick and so tired that you feel like you ran out of prayer power? Chronic illness can feel like it has sucked the life out of us and even our prayers feel lifeless and dull. God gives us exactly what we need at all times. He even gives us the perfect prayers when we have no more to muster up ourselves.Continue reading Sick and Tired, Ran Out Of Prayer Power?
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 perseverance grow, which creates a deeper faith. So, breathe in the breath of life. Continue reading Breath of Life, Just Breathe
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? Continue reading Making An Epic Rise
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. Continue reading Just Joking
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 for us to cover ourselves when we no longer have the strength to defend ourselves. He is our source of all provision. Continue reading We are given the tools to defend ourselves while chronically ill
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 that pours over others still struggling. God does some of the biggest most powerful things with some of the hardest struggles. Continue reading Using Lyme for Good, Avril Lavigne
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!! Continue reading Good and Hard Mutually Exist
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 relentless patience to let it cool. Finally, the sparkle of the candles on the end result bring delight and joy. So, can we delight in God’s creations the same as we do our birthday cakes? Can we simply expect the fires of life so we can have the sparkle and glow of our King?
Continue reading Bake a Cake and Expect the Fire