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
Fear often grips us. We get stuck, in all kinds of ways. I LOVE being a Christian because Jesus took care of all the reasons I have fear. It is done!!! I am still human, it still sneaks in, and I still resort to Christ every time. Easter is a perfect reminder of what God … Continue reading Jesus Took Care of Our Reasons for Fear
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?
What else is there when we are chronically ill and feel hopeless, we trust God from the bottom of our hearts. I love how He loves us when we trust Him. We simply cannot figure out EVERYTHING on our own. I have a history with God with story after story of how He came through, … Continue reading Trust God From The Bottom of Your Heart
Not everything we do makes sense to others. Shoot, sometimes it does not even make sense to ourselves. Putting one foot in front of the other in blind faith and obedience allows the walls to come tumbling down not by our own efforts but by God's will. That means blowing horns and marching in circles … Continue reading No Matter If Others Understand, Have Faith In God
Think about our thinking!! What are we thinking on? During chronic illness we can have some wild stinkin' thinkin'. God makes this simple, think on.. such things... Think On Whatever Is True There is a ton of false thinking out there telling us what to think about health and wellness. Learn the truth. Think on … Continue reading What Are We Thinking On