Tag: chronic illness

The Thing That Makes Us Wishers

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers… Read More

Sleeping with the Enemy

“Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.” – Isaiah… Read More

Sometimes, this is all I know to do…

Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. – James 5:13 Friday was a flat-out terrible day. I heard that the IH I’ve been blaming my troubles on for… Read More

On Distractions

There’s this fascinating dichotomy that happens when you live with chronic illness. On one hand, we ignore major health issues that would send most people running for the emergency room. We can run a high fever, be numb… Read More

Surprise! I’m Publishing a Book (or two)!

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas. – Psalm 65:5 I know what it’s like to wake up… Read More

Why the Good Days Cut Both Ways

I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do… Read More

Tips on Tuesday: The Dreaded UTI

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. – Romans 12:10   There is so much about living with chronic illness and disability that is strange. Hard. Embarrassing. Sometimes it can make us… Read More

The Time Marvel Perfectly Described Brain Injury

Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. – 2 Corinthians 2:15 So one of our favorite family… Read More

Just As I Am

**(My family and I are getting ready for our first ever family vacation next week! In order to have time to pack, rest up, plan and enjoy this time, I’m pulling some of the most popular posts from… Read More

When You Just Need Community

All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. – Acts 2:42 Each time I read the above verse, I’m reminded that community… Read More