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
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
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
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
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
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…
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
The Book of Job is harsh, cold, senseless at times, depressing most of the time, and an in-your-face kind of book. It is not easily understood and the wording is so difficult at times that one can easily get lost. Simply keeping up with who is speaking with whom is mind boggling through the absurd … Continue reading Do we feel like Job? Do we grow as God reveals His wisdom?
Who is your spot light on? Who will you cling to when going through the fire? Mercy Me - Even If They say sometimes you win some Sometimes you lose some And right now, right now I'm losing bad I've stood on this stage night after night Reminding the broken it'll be alright But right … Continue reading Who is your spot light on?
What about all of my efforts throughout all the trials and tribulations? What about all of my suffering through the trials? I want credit for my personal growth. I don't want the blame but I want the credit. Where is God in that picture? God alone makes us grow. He gives us more than we … Continue reading God Alone Makes Us Grow