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...
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...
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...
To Love Like He Does

To Love Like He Does

“She held his hand like she never wanted to let him go,” my husband told me quietly one evening. It’d been a tough day. A co-worker whom my husband deeply respected was losing his battle with cancer. He and his wife had stopped by the office to pick up his...