Chronic Illness Posts

Sciatica and Metaphor: A Way to Process Pain

For the past few weeks, I have been dealing with sciatic pain – sometimes mild and sometimes excruciating. I had a hard time describing it to others. The Chronic Joy printable, Metaphor: The Language of Pain caught my eye. I thought to myself, Wow, that’s just what I need!

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"Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus." 2 Timothy 2:3

Searching for Moments of Gratitude

"The best way to be holy is to be grateful." I had to become practical. How could I make sure gratitude didn't get shoved off my to-do list? I choose to intentionally notice the small moments and am grateful for these gifts.

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"The best way to be holy is to be grateful." Fr. Ronald Rolheiser

Sufficient Grace

In a place where I knew I truly was NOT enough, a joy had been gifted to me. A sufficiency beyond my own carried me when I saw no other way.

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My grace is sufficient...

God’s Got It – No Worry Needed

Every day our culture bombards us with messages of self-empowerment. We are told to take charge of our life, push ourselves to the max, and have a “can do” attitude. Every day your illness may bring many challenges, but you can rest in God’s loving arms, reminding yourself, “God’s got it!” You were never meant to do this alone!

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"​I can do all things through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

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