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?
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
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?
The Bible is filled with all of it; Satan, Demons, Angels, and Cherubim. In a way, today is no different than the Biblical times, there is good and evil, war and peace. There are choices and sides to be had. Social media has struck again. This week I ran into more than one conversation on … Continue reading Satan, Demons, Angels, Cherubim
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
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
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