A Harvest of Grains – A Poetry Prompt

A Harvest of Grains – A Poetry Prompt

Welcome! We’re delighted you’re here and excited to embark on this journey of creative exploration through the joys and challenges of living with chronic physical and/or mental illness through the lens of poetry. This idea has danced at the edges of my heart for more...
The Gift of Pain

The Gift of Pain

Pain swallows hope whole, quashing anticipation, motivation, and strength as heartbeats tumble through our fingers   in a tempest of raging shame. Without hope, we wither, unmoored and disconnected from the Body, depleted. Yet in the beginning   was the Word, and the...
Invitation to Prayer | November

Invitation to Prayer | November

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers. (Philemon 1:4) Gratitude can be a challenging word when chronic illness is our constant companion. Preparing for and being with family and friends is a gift, but it is also a drain on already low energy reserves....
Finding Purpose

Finding Purpose

The Reason Behind the Writing Today is Launch Day for FINDING PURPOSE: Rediscovering Meaning in a Life with Chronic Illness, book two in the Chronic Joy Thrive Series. Why did I write this book? Honestly, I didn’t want to. Not because I believe Biblical purpose is...