Have you been left for dead? Has chronic illness knocked you down farther than you ever thought possible? Trusting God to carry us while we get out of the dark will give us the power to GET UP! It does not FEEL like we can get up and out of the depths of chronic illness. … Continue reading Get UP!
Chronic illness is a lot of things, but joy is not one that comes to mind. There has been so much loss on so many levels. I can make a joke about it once in a while but JOY, you have got to be kidding me. Sorry, Lord, but YOU are going to have to … Continue reading Joy In Chronic Illness
Most of us have lost someone dear to us. Heartache, shock, tears, and pain are part of dealing with the loss. The heaviness can last for a while. The longer heaviness lasts the more we struggle. There are no perfect words to express the loss. All words seem empty in the midst of this kind … Continue reading Loss & Grief Getting Stuck In Us
Are we going to listen to our modern culture of stuffing loss and heartache or are we going to listen to God? Will we become imprisoned in our grief or will we learn to fly? How does God want us to experience loss? What does loss sound like to Him? What is the role of … Continue reading Grieve, Mourn and Wail
Can adults be dorks or do kids have the corner on it? Can any of us humans be dorks? We are created in God's image, so would He create a "dork?" If there are dorks, does that make God a dork? Children do have the corner on being the cutest dorks ever, they just are. … Continue reading Does God Create Dorks
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 … Continue reading Sick and Tired, Ran Out Of Prayer Power?
There is a small percentage of the population that will become chronically ill with so many diseases that it feels like a tsunami has hit. I am not talking waves, I am talking wipe-out tsunamis. What if God allows this in our lives to "do a new thing" in our lives, allowing the destruction of … Continue reading Tsunamis Insist On Action
Loving the new view. I am no longer stuck in the Valley of Dry Bones. That part of the healing journey is finally behind me. A pure delight to read God's word and realize some of what He has done for me. God has lifted me out of the valley of dry bones. There were … Continue reading Lifted Out of the Valley of Dry Bones
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
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