Don’t Run from Pain: Why You Need to Grieve Your Losses

Life hurts. Sometimes terribly. Oh I know. Four years with chronic illness has taught me that. Things happen in life. Chronic illness is diagnosed. Physical and mental ability are majorly decreased. Pain and disability become a normal part of life. We can no longer do the things we loved. Jobs are lost. Relationships fall apart. [...]

Blog Tour Diamonds 2020: A Free Conference for Chronically Ill Christians

Last year I met a lot of people struggling with their health. As I began to recover myself, the Lord seemed to bring person after person like this across my path, and I began to realize that I was not alone as a chronically ill young person - many people around me and around the [...]

Book Review: He’s Making Diamonds & Special Announcement!!

He's Making Diamonds by Sara Willoughby, published 2018 by S.G. Willoughby. He's Making Diamonds is a non-fiction book written by a chronically ill teen for chronically ill teens, about wrestling with life and faith through chronic illness. People with chronic illness often feel alone and even lost, unsure of where to turn and what to [...]

Chronic Illness Can’t Steal Your Hope

Extreme weakness. Debilitating fatigue. Severe pain. Multiple other symptoms. Every day. For years. Emotional grief and depression. Mental struggles. Spiritual struggles and warfare. Disappointments. Relationship tension and social isolation. Missing out. Crushed hopes and dreams. Uncertain future. These are some of the hard things I have faced and experienced while living with serious chronic illness. [...]

When a Major Crisis Hits – Learning to Trust God in Scary Circumstances

Four weeks ago, a major crisis hit my family. I was laying awake, unable to sleep. At midnight I heard my Dad's voice outside my bedroom door - he was talking on the phone. Over the next half hour or so the phone rang several times, and I heard people moving about. Then I heard [...]