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 III–Hope in the Resurrection & a Reason to Live

"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said." Matthew 28:6 (NIV)  Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the … Continue reading The Resurrection Series, Part III–Hope in the Resurrection & a Reason to Live

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

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

My #InvisibleFight

“You’re looking pretty good today. How do you feel?” The response I often want to give is, “I feel like crap, but thanks for asking.” However I’ve come to realize that isn’t helpful to me or the person asking. It just shuts down communication, and I feel worse. I should be grateful that someone asked … Continue reading My #InvisibleFight

The Heat of Life Ripens Our Ministry

This is a devotional I wrote that was published on the Rest Ministries website (http://restministries.com). “They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and … Continue reading The Heat of Life Ripens Our Ministry