It’s Thanksgiving and it’s a time to pause and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. The
Ok so I have fallen five days behind on my own thankfulness challenge. This is my attempt to catch up.
Today I am at the cancer center for a six hour iron infusion. I will sit in a chair, hooked
They call Lupus the “invisible illness,” but to me it’s definitely not invisible. It’s a constant fight to keep normalcy
Day 9 of the thankfulness challenge: Today I am thankful for my puppies. They take care of me on my
Attitude of Gratitude Adopting an attitude of gratitude and recognizing the things that we are most grateful for isn’t just
The odds have been against me for most of my life. From the very start, I was born into a
Who are you because of God’s Grace?
You are the salt of the earth. Matthew 5: 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has
Sometimes I feel like giving up. Sometimes I just want to jump in a hole and cover myself up! Satan
Last weekend Florida was faced with the biggest storm we could imagine. It was bigger than the entire state, and
Talk is cheap! There are two kinds of Christians; Christians that just simply talk about loving Jesus, and people that
Rise! What if God wants to use you and what you are going through to reach someone else? What if
Behind closed doors. Behind closed doors, here’s what you don’t see; tears from heartache, fighting for every day, crying silently,
Trusting requires not knowing the answers. I trust God, but it is not always easy. I don’t think it is
It’s a new race today. Hebrews 12: 1-2a “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
Luck is the religion of the lazy. When the world seems as though it would spin out of control, where
Proverbs 16: 9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” I’m sure by now
God didn’t make me sick! My plans do not always line up with God’s plans. I never pictured my life
James 1: 3-4 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that
Even if we don’t see it right away, there is always hope. Imagine all of the people in the world,
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;6 in all your ways submit
Psalms 19: 7 “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. What do you need this morning to get started? I
Everyone of us has a story to tell. I write this blog because I have my own story to tell
I have a lot of people that know who I am but they do not really know me. Just because
Philippians 4: 13 (ERV) “Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must
Life is meant to be lived, with purpose. We all have a purpose in this life, a specific purpose to fulfill and it is so important to find that purpose. If you have no purpose, what’s the point anyway?
Run to Jesus!
Romans 12: 21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” This passage from Paul requires action
Today I was thinking about the relationship between autoimmune illnesses, chronic pain and bad childhoods. I grew up in
I am going to be honest, I don’t like receiving pity when people find out that I am sick
Philippians 2: 14-16 “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in
Life is always changing and it is not always easy to make those changes. My fourteen year old daughter is
I have walked through some of the darkest years of my life alone, so I thought. I have have
In a normal day, my family can tell you that I am notorious for forgetting where I left my keys last. It’s almost a daily event.
When the world expects you to be afraid when trials come, God shows a new way. Dare to be different.
The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they
Before I was even diagnosed with Lupus, I struggled with worry and anxiety. I tried my best to handle it on
Proverbs 24:16 ” The Godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough
My Pastor, my spiritual father, sent this devotion to me this morning as he sends one to everyone in our
“If you spend your time waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” Morris West Yesterday was a
Life can sometimes hit us hard with situations, it can knock the breath right out of us. It can deliver bad news when
I remember shortly after finding out that I had Lupus the initial shock and fear. It’s funny how one day you
Thank You Lord! Psalms 103: 2-5 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your
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