Worry and Concern – An Allegory

Worry and Concern – An Allegory

When I joined the Feedback Team for Finding Purpose, Book 2 in Chronic Joy’s THRIVE Study Series, I was so intrigued by the activities included with the study questions. One of the options was an invitation to write an allegory based on the differences between worry...
Trauma's Not a Sin

Trauma's Not a Sin

Recently I ran across the following sentences in a status update and, in short, wanted to run over my tablet with the lawnmower: “Sin isn’t very chic to talk about these days. Words like: brokenness, psychological issues, maladjustment, and trauma are way more...
How Long O' Lord?

How Long O' Lord?

O Lord, how long will You forget me? Forever? How long will You look the other way? How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will the enemy have the upper hand? Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle...
I Will Not Be Shaken

I Will Not Be Shaken

Every couple of years I put together a family Christmas letter to send out. While it’s meant to keep us connected to our long-distance families and friends, it’s also a family history, if you will. I always look forward to sitting down and reflecting very...
The "Uglys" of Chronic Illness

The "Uglys" of Chronic Illness

It was May 5, 2009. I was 6 months pregnant with our first child and was referred to a perinatologist, because we couldn’t get adequate heart images with our original prenatal ultrasound. I was brought to a dark room with a large ultrasound machine. The technician...