How do I hold this living grief? How do I drink this boiling sea of suffering? Father, gather these shards. Redeem the years the locusts have eaten. Scoop up these bits and pieces, and hold them in Your Hands until Your grace floods every crevice...
Posts by Cindee Snider Re
Cindee Snider Re
Author, Designer, and Co-Founder of Chronic Joy®
Cindee is married to the man she loves most in this world, mom to five adult kids plus a son- and daughter-in-love, and Lolli to an adorable grandbaby. She and four of her kids have Ehlers-Danlos and myriad co-existing conditions. While a life steeped in illness is not what she would have chosen, through it, she’s learning that the deeper the valley, the greater her capacity for joy.
Today, take the first step back into the journey of rediscovering wonder. Step outside. Close your eyes. Breathe deep. Relax your shoulders. Feel the sun on your face. How does the air smell? What is the surface beneath your feet?
Teach me to pass it on, Lord, to show kindness and thankfulness even when I'm overwhelmed. A little bit of God’s joy makes a big difference in a day.
when love bleeds into the hollow, suffusing Eden’s ache with a touch so tender it shears self, cleaving pain and shattering suffering into resplendent shards of joy, glimpses of a world beyond the veil.