The Resurrection Series, Part II: Holy Week–Celebration, Crucifixion, and Silence

NOTE: I planned on posting this during Holy Week, but I was ill most of that week, so I'm posting it now, after Easter. The third part in this series will be posted next week. "Nearly all the people in the crowd threw their garments down on the road, giving him [Jesus] a royal welcome. … Continue reading The Resurrection Series, Part II: Holy Week–Celebration, Crucifixion, and Silence

The Resurrection Series: Lent, Jesus’ Sacrifice, & Your Chronic Illness

"Then he called his disciples and the crowds to come over and listen. “If any of you wants to be my follower,” he told them, “You must put aside your own pleasures and shoulder your cross and follow me closely." Mark 8:34 TLB It occurred to me the other day that I've never explained in … Continue reading The Resurrection Series: Lent, Jesus’ Sacrifice, & Your Chronic Illness

The Long and Winding Road

long and winding road

In 1970, the Beatles released a song called 'The Long And Winding Road.' The song started out as a simple ballad written by Paul McCartney in Scotland in 1968 at a time in which the cracks in The Beatles’ relationships were become ever deeper. 'The Long And Winding Road’ was released as a U.S. single on May … Continue reading The Long and Winding Road

Confusion and Tears

old scrolls rolled up in mail slot

"Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll—are they not in your record? Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me." Psalm 56:8-9 (New International Version) "I can't do this anymore! I'm not sleeping and everything's worse when I'm sleep deprived. … Continue reading Confusion and Tears

Preparing for Battle

list of items for pain relief and discomfort

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. For when I am weak, I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9, 10b “It’s a battle, isn’t it? You’re … Continue reading Preparing for Battle

You Are Enough

"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10 (New Living Translation) Staring at the phone while nervously twirling her hair, she knew she had to make the call. She had made this call how many … Continue reading You Are Enough

Living an “Upside Down” Life

It was one of those rare summer days. The sky was clear blue with a few clouds. There was low humidity, with a nice breeze. A perfect day to be outside! But I missed most of it. I didn't wake up till almost 2 p.m. due to a night of tossing and turning, then reading, … Continue reading Living an “Upside Down” Life

Welcome back…to the readers, not the disease

If you are a subscriber of my blog, thank you and welcome back! If you are new, thanks for stopping by! I hope all of you return. The purpose of my blog is primarily to give people hope as they live daily with a chronic illness or with chronic pain. I live with three chronic … Continue reading Welcome back…to the readers, not the disease

Invisible Illness Requires an Invisible Fight

Well, I've been M.I.A. for quite awhile, and I apologize for that. Chronic illness can do that....rob us of things we enjoy. As I was reviewing some of my articles today, I came across an article I wrote for Invisible Illness Week in 2015, sharing my experience with three invisible illnesses. Since I haven't posted … Continue reading Invisible Illness Requires an Invisible Fight

Invisible Illness Awareness Week–Series of Articles on Endometriosis

Here is a post from guest blogger snowdroplets with excellent information and links about endometriosis! She started a blog to help her in her journey through grief, infertility, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, migraines, PTSD, depression and, hopefully, to help others in similar struggles. She uses the name "snowdroplets" because she wants to convey both her sadness and hope. Snowdrop flowers are … Continue reading Invisible Illness Awareness Week–Series of Articles on Endometriosis