Sharing Our Stories with Those We Trust

Sharing Our Stories with Those We Trust

“For no man can tell what in that combat attends us but he that hath been in the battle himself.” ~ John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress A few years ago I read Grace Stuart’s 1953 memoir, Private World of Pain, chronicling her life-long battle with...
When Words are Messy

When Words are Messy

Words can be a messy way of communicating reality. It’s an idea that’s been wandering through my thoughts for weeks – a few words in particular. The first is fragile, a word recently used to describe me. Am I really fragile? As a recovering type A, adrenaline junkie,...

A Different Way

Yesterday, I shared Celebrating Even in the Struggle: Five Things I’m Learning about Marriage with Chronic Illness. Today, my husband Tony and I want to share a  radio interview we did a few weeks ago with Our American Network for their Marriage on the...
Celebrating Even in the Struggle

Celebrating Even in the Struggle

Five Things I’m Learning about Marriage with Chronic Illness Marriage can be hard. Marriage can be hard. Our marriage is a redemption story. We weren’t unfaithful. We didn’t stray physically or emotionally. But we did lose our way, slowly releasing hands and...
Chronically Ambitious

Chronically Ambitious

The limitations of chronic illness are many and they are unique to each person. The realities of “I can’t” are much of what makes depression so common in those who are chronically ill. For me, those I can’ts feel like a weight tied to me,...

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