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

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

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?

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

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

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