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

Hope Through Chronic Illness?

Opening one eye with effort, the fatigue weighs heavy and I shut that eye and hit "snooze." It seems like only seconds when the alarm goes off again, and I feel the joint aches as I attempt to roll out of bed. Sigh. I sit on the side of the bed getting my bearings, thinking … Continue reading Hope Through Chronic Illness?

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

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