The Wilderness Place

The first autumn had come and gone. The second one breezes through. College football season with my man. Pumpkin scented candles and cinnamon surround. Pumpkins and mums stacked on my new front porch, in our wilderness home. Settling into my wilderness, I am...
Burden-Bearing

Burden-Bearing

  Burden-Bearing The healing power of inviting yourself into someone’s pain. A number of years ago when my oldest was getting ready to leave for college, my youngest, who had shared her room since she was born, was counting down the days of her departure. She was...
Prayer, Healing & Chronic Illness

Prayer, Healing & Chronic Illness

1.  We need to talk about prayer (and healing). Dear God, please heal my brother from his sickness. In Jesus’ name, Amen. How many of us have prayed a prayer like this? And how many of us have seen that prayer answered? If you’re anything like me, the answer is, not...
Suffering is Not Eternal

Suffering is Not Eternal

Living with M.E./CFS for the past eight years has been difficult as you can understand. When I first was diagnosed, I really struggled with the news, but I was grateful to know it wasn’t all in my head. I had already struggled for two years with utter fatigue before...
At the Pace of Grace

At the Pace of Grace

In late November, just shy of my 52nd birthday, I spiraled into a serious migraine flare, which left me with some challenging new symptoms – significant weakness in my left leg and tremor in my legs, arms, hands, core, lips, jaws, tongue and vocal chords. After ten...