Shocked But Not Shaken

The No Fear Factor, Jesus Christ

When there is a global concern it is hard not to be shocked. I get that. But we do not need to be shaken. This battle is not ours, it belongs to God. When we believe and worship our Lord, there is no reason to be shaken. What about the chronically ill who are more … Continue reading Shocked But Not Shaken

Wisdom In The Womb

You taught me wisdom in that secret place, the womb.

God gave us wisdom in the womb. That bowled me over today when I read it. Not only did He love us so tenderly that we were each made uniquely and with a plan for our lives but He actually taught us wisdom in that secret place. I want to tap into that wisdom more. … Continue reading Wisdom In The Womb

Who Is the Door, Who Answers the Door, Who Opens the Door?

Jesus said, most assuredly, I am the door

Jesus does it all. He is the Savior. He answers the door when we knock and He opens closed and stuck doors for us. During chronic illness, there are a lot of doors we simply cannot open ourselves. I am used to doors being slammed in my face. I am used to them being tightly … Continue reading Who Is the Door, Who Answers the Door, Who Opens the Door?

I Cannot Be Separated From God

Confidence I cannot be separated from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.

That simple. I simply cannot be separated from God. As a Christian I am secure in that knowledge and secure in His arms. Usually (not always) I read daily from my Bible-In-A-Year. That way I make it through the whole Bible every single year. Well, I am not perfect, never have been never will be. … Continue reading I Cannot Be Separated From God

Our Crossroads or His?

Crossroads, keep walking them out using God's specific instructions

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?

Maker of the Behemoth

Look at the Behemoth which I made along with you

The what?? Behemoth is a word in the Bible, used only once, and I had to look it up. It was simple to figure out that God was the Maker, He is the Maker of Heaven and Earth and all things seen and unseen. But my curiosity still wanted to know what animal could possibly … Continue reading Maker of the Behemoth

Time to Man-Up

"Brace yourself like a man; I will question you and you shall answer me." The Lord makes it clear, there are times we need to man-up. We are not as important as we think we are, and at the same time, we are loved much greater than our knowledge and insight can allow for. Yes, … Continue reading Time to Man-Up

The WHOLE Body

the whole body, God's way

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

Staying Focused On My Character, Not Others

focused on my character, not others, God's perfect character

Another place where I fall short; completely staying focused on my character and not others. The "well but" and the "yah but" and "okay but" just don't exist in God's word. I answer for my character, not others. After moving out of the depths of chronic illness, I have to settle into life with the … Continue reading Staying Focused On My Character, Not Others

Does It Take Gifts To Keep Friends and Family?

does it take gifts to keep friends and family?

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?