God’s Epic Rescue Love Story

Sometimes God sends the messages I need in the simplest packages. Recently one came in the wrapping of my little sister's Jesus Storybook Bible. I found the book laying on the dining table one morning and after breakfast picked it up and flicked through it. I ended up sitting/laying on the couch reading it for [...]

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 [...]

What to Remember in Times of Crisis and Suffering

I know that there are many challenges that come with chronic or long term illness. Often the physical pain and suffering, though they are huge, can seem like just a small part of it. All areas of life are affected. Physical suffering causes emotional struggles, which in turn causes more physical pain. Chronic illness creates [...]