Jesus Doesn’t Always Heal

“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 gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) My husband and I have lived with chronic illnesses over 35 years, sometimes painful … Continue reading Jesus Doesn’t Always Heal

Be Kind, January

For many, January is a hard month… When many are making New Year's Resolutions, going back to work or school, cleaning and organizing their homes, some of us are fighting to get through the day. Especially those who struggle with depression, anxiety, Lyme disease, unexplained chronic pain, or chronic illness. In December, many of us, … Continue reading Be Kind, January

Keep Inviting Me

A new post: Keep Inviting Me

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

"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

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 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

Invisible Illness Awareness Week is September 28 – October 4

This post is from the Rest Ministries Invisible Illness Week website (http://invisibleillnessweek.com/) What is your invisible fight? Invisible Illness Awareness Week is September 28 – October 4 and we are creating a big buzz in social media, spurring on awareness, understanding, and dispelling myths and misconceptions about living with illness. We live in a culture … Continue reading Invisible Illness Awareness Week is September 28 – October 4