Burden – Poetic Lament

Burden – Poetic Lament

Burdenfear nibbles at the edges of her soul, like a rataboard a sinking ship that leaks, lists and tipsbecause she has woken to face yet another pain filled day, unrefreshed in every wayher spirits are plummeting fast and her heartcontracts as she thinks about the...
My One Word – Sufficient

My One Word – Sufficient

My #Oneword for this year of #Sufficient should have felt like a blessing, but instead I was left feeling that somehow I must not be enough on my own. I felt a yoke of shame when I thought about all of the tasks and labels that used to be part of my make-up.  I missed...
Grace for Caregivers

Grace for Caregivers

Ken Tada knows what it means to be a caregiver. For the last 34 years he has been taking care of his quadriplegic wife, Joni Eaerckson Tada, who has not only been bound to a wheelchair for the last 50 years, but who has suffered from terrible chronic pain in the only...
Why Did I Write Grace, Truth & Time?

Why Did I Write Grace, Truth & Time?

WHY DID I WRITE A GUIDE FOR FACILITATING SMALL GROUPS? THREE REASONS: I know the power of good small groups. Many people feel unqualified to lead small groups. Many books written for small group facilitators are not user-friendly. As a former therapist who’s led...
Hope is Real

Hope is Real

Imagine every day organizing your schedule around what will minimize your pain.You wake up, take a shower, brush your teeth, put on deodorant then plan your schedule around activities that you know will exacerbate your chronic pain.How miserable does that sound! Yet,...

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