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

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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

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

Preparing for Battle

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“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