Posts by Laurie Glass

Laurie Glass

Laurie Glass

Chronic Joy® Staff Writer

Laurie has a Master's Degree in Christian Counseling and is the author of Coping with ME/CFS. Many of her poems and articles have been published in print and online. She won the Open Medicine Foundation poetry contest in 2019. Laurie loves to use her gift of writing to encourage others.

Accepting an Illness

It isn't easy to accept getting sick. Acceptance doesn’t mean you give in to it. Acceptance takes time. It’s part of the grieving process, the part that ushers you from the past to the future.


”It isn’t easy to accept getting sick ... so give yourself time to process it all.” Laurie Glass

Dealing with Emotions

You’ve likely experienced a myriad of emotions related to being stricken with a chronic illness. How do you deal with those emotions? Do you find healthy outlets for them or do you feel so overwhelmed that you keep them locked inside?


"Trust in him at all times, you people, pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge." (Psalm 62:8)

Broken Pieces Transformed and Made New

After being hit with a chronic illness, we may feel broken, yet we remain whole. We can embrace what the Lord does with the pieces of our lives as He meets us where we are, and then heals our hearts and leads us forward, in His time and in His way.


"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity." Proverbs 17:17

Be Gentle with Yourself

Coping with a chronic illness is challenging, so be gentle with yourself as you find ways to manage life. Practice self-care. Have realistic expectations. Write a letter to yourself.


"Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken." Psalm 62:5-6

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