Preparing for Battle

“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

Gratefulness in the Midst of the Battle

Ecstatic! Amazed! Grateful! I feel all of these and more about my right hip replacement I had 3 months ago. I've been back to work full-time since early July, and am tolerating that very well. Each day I gain strength and flexibility in my hip and leg, and I marvel at the skill of the … Continue reading Gratefulness in the Midst of the Battle

The Bionic Woman

Sorry for the delay in this post, but I was making changes in the appearance of my blog. The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis pro Jaime Sommers … Continue reading The Bionic Woman

Lyme Takes Time

So sorry it's been so long since I've posted in my blog, but the last few weeks have been very challenging physically. Although I continue to have "herxing" with my Lyme disease about every 3-4 weeks that last 2-3 days, I also had hip pain that increased to the point that I was walking with … Continue reading Lyme Takes Time

Herxing — Another Weird Part of Lyme

I promised you in my last post that I'd keep you updated on my second journey of battling Lyme disease. In my last post, I said I had debilitating fatigue, muscle aches/weakness, nausea, and some anxiety for about 3 days. Those symptoms are the Lyme disease reacting to the antibiotics, the disease fighting back against … Continue reading Herxing — Another Weird Part of Lyme

Lyme Disease…the Battle Begins Again

"Wow, that just doesn't make sense," I said to the ENT doctor. He explained how I had some structural problems in my nose that are probably the cause of some severe sinus pain I've been experiencing for the past 6 months. It didn't make sense because I've never had sinus problems in my life, and … Continue reading Lyme Disease…the Battle Begins Again

Guest Blog from Dave Hershey, Campus Pastor for Penn State Berks

Today  I share a post from a guest blogger, Dave Hershey. Dave is the campus pastor for Penn State Berks and leads a club on campus called Christian Student Fellowship (CSF).  This post is one of the best explanations on sharing Jesus that I've ever read. If you enjoy this post, please visit Dave's blog … Continue reading Guest Blog from Dave Hershey, Campus Pastor for Penn State Berks

Crumbling Walls

This is a devotion that was published at http://christiandevotions.us on November 12, 2012: "When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven…” Nehemiah 1:4  One by one they tumbled out. I wanted to weep. Anxiety, sleeplessness, exhaustion, financial worries, and … Continue reading Crumbling Walls