I am so proud of this girl right here. Not only does she play her flute beautifully but she is a great daughter. Please Share This.
What is autoimmune disease? The medical definition is as follows; An illness that occurs when the body tissues are attacked by its own immune system. However, I have my own thoughts on what autoimmune disease means to me. For me it’s not knowing what comes next. My good days are a normal person’s worst day.… Read More What is autoimmune disease to me?
Hope.… Read More Hope.
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Good News! Luke 2: 10-11 “And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” I have good news for you today. Today, we celebrate the birth of… Read More Monday morning pick me up. ( Good News!)
I wanted to take the time to wish all of my followers, readers, and anyone that sees my posts a Merry Christmas! My fellow Spoonies: remember to conserve your spoons,( energy) , do more sitting than doing, take advantage of all the family in your house this year and allow them to help. Your body… Read More Merry Christmas!
For those in the world who suffer with the debilitating disease such as Lupus, I pray for strength, for mercy, for healing. Having someone so close to me that suffers with this disease is not easy. Day after day, she suffers what seems to be alone, although I know she is never alone, God is… Read More An encouraging letter to everyone who has Autoimmune disease.
If this has been inspiring to you share this and of course as always leave a comment or thought. … Read More Tips for gaining control over Fear & Anxiety.
Please leave thoughts and comments. … Read More Autopilot.
If this was helpful or inspirational, please click like and share. Thank you friends! … Read More It’s ok to not be ok…But not for long.
Listening is an important skill to have but a lot of people do not really know how to listen effectively. I have learned over the years that the most valuable thing that I can offer to anybody is to simply be a good listener. If you think about it, a truly best friend is a great… Read More How to sharpen your listening skills.
It’s Thanksgiving and it’s a time to pause and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. The end of the year should be filled with family, celebration and gratefulness. I believe it’s time to realize that every day we should be giving thanks! For me every day is a day to be… Read More Thanksgiving.
Ok so I have fallen five days behind on my own thankfulness challenge. This is my attempt to catch up. 1. I am thankful for great friends. 2. I am thankful for being able to connect with others on this website. 3. I am thankful that God gives me second, third, fourth chances. 4. I… Read More
Today I am at the cancer center for a six hour iron infusion. I will sit in a chair, hooked up to iv with iron pumping into my body. This will give me a little bit of energy for a little while. This is my reality with chronic illness. Most days when I go out… Read More Realities of chronic illness.
They call Lupus the “invisible illness,” but to me it’s definitely not invisible. It’s a constant fight to keep normalcy in my family’s life, my husband, kids and I know this illness has stolen more than we ever imagined. I haven’t been able to drive since August. My freedom and independence has been taken, with… Read More “The Not So Invisible Illness.”
Day 9 of the thankfulness challenge: Today I am thankful for my puppies. They take care of me on my worst days and they are always waiting on me on my best days. They aren’t trained to be service dogs but they are very aware when something is off and they tell me. ☺
Attitude of Gratitude Adopting an attitude of gratitude and recognizing the things that we are most grateful for isn’t just something that sounds nice at Thanksgiving — it’s a lifestyle and mindset that can change our lives. For changes to happen in our life, we have to decide to change. If we wait for… Read More Attitude of Gratitude.
The odds have been against me for most of my life. From the very start, I was born into a dysfunctional family, born to parents that couldn’t take care of themselves let alone children. Parents that were mentally unstable, a result of their own dysfunctional past. I lived through sexual, mental, and physical abuse for… Read More When the odds are stacked against you.
Who are you because of God’s Grace?… Read More I am what I am.
You are the salt of the earth. Matthew 5: 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” I believe Jesus about this scripture with all my… Read More Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up. You are the salt of the earth.
Sometimes I feel like giving up. Sometimes I just want to jump in a hole and cover myself up! Satan has a way to make me feel worthless. It’s not always easy to fight 24/7. Sometimes I feel like giving up. The only way I can verbally explain most of my life is, it has… Read More Sometimes I feel like giving up.
If you love somebody, that’s what makes you strong. https://youtu.be/kOfM-YToFZw We all want to be strong but what if being strong means first you have to be weak? What if being strong means you will need someone to help you be strong? What if becoming strong means being vulnerable and trusting someone! This past week… Read More We all want to be strong but what if being strong means first you have to be weak?
Last weekend Florida was faced with the biggest storm we could imagine. It was bigger than the entire state, and I was sure that my home state of Florida would be wiped off the map. Then, at the last moment, the storm that was a category 5 went to a category 1. Although, the storm… Read More Storms
Talk is cheap! There are two kinds of Christians; Christians that just simply talk about loving Jesus, and people that love and live their life for Jesus. I have been both at one time or another in my life time. About eight years ago, I was a bench warmer in my church. I went to… Read More What is an Evagelical Christian?
Rise! What if God wants to use you and what you are going through to reach someone else? What if He wants to heal you so that your story can heal someone else? I know that I often see myself as insignificant but God does not see me that way! He sees me and you… Read More Rise!
Behind closed doors. Behind closed doors, here’s what you don’t see; tears from heartache, fighting for every day, crying silently, and begging to be set free from illness, Lupus and all it encompasses. This illness has a hold of me, yes, the only way out is with God’s grace. Life with this illness, can be… Read More Behind closed doors.
Trusting requires not knowing the answers. I trust God, but it is not always easy. I don’t think it is supposed to be, however it’s a choice that I have to make daily. Trusting requires not knowing any of the answers and not knowing what the ending is. It’s not in my nature to step… Read More Trusting requires not knowing the answers.
It’s a new race today. Hebrews 12: 1-2a “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…” This morning, I want… Read More It’s a new race today.
Luck is the religion of the lazy. When the world seems as though it would spin out of control, where can I find peace? When I was growing up, impoverished and abused, I thought the life I was living was normal. It wasn’t until much later in life that what I endured as a child… Read More Luck is the religion of the lazy.
Proverbs 16: 9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” I’m sure by now you have planned your day out, possibly even your whole week. Allow me to let you in on a little secret; leave enough room in your plans for God’s little adventures. God doesn’t want to… Read More Monday morning pick me up. (Proverbs 16:9)
God didn’t make me sick! My plans do not always line up with God’s plans. I never pictured my life to be consumed with Lupus at thirty eight. The picture in my mind of how my life would play out didn’t include illness or troubles. We all have visions of our own future and how… Read More God didn’t make me sick!
James 1: 3-4 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Not exactly what some may want to hear on a Monday… Read More Monday morning pick me up.
Even if we don’t see it right away, there is always hope. Imagine all of the people in the world, right this minute, that are looking for a tiny glimmer of hope to get them through the next few minutes, the next hour, or the coming days. When we lose hope, I have found it’s… Read More Hope
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 to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Sometimes trusting can be one of the most complicated things to do in life. Depending on your background you may find it a little easier than others but… Read More Trusting isn’t easy.
Psalms 19: 7 “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. What do you need this morning to get started? I think you need the infallible word of God. It is not only perfect but according to King David, it will revive the soul. Caffeine may wake you up but only God can revive you and… Read More Monday morning pick me up…A recipe to get through today.
Everyone of us has a story to tell. I write this blog because I have my own story to tell and I always hope to inspire someone and to touch as many people as I can before my time on earth is done. When we share our stories and experiences we can strengthen each other… Read More I want to know You! Introduce yourself. ☺
I have a lot of people that know who I am but they do not really know me. Just because they have heard my story, or went to church with me, just because they have acknowledged me in someway does not mean they really know me. It takes a great effort to get to know… Read More Do you really know me?
Philippians 4: 13 (ERV) “Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must do.” When people in the work force ask me how I am doing, I have the bad habit some days of saying, “It’s Monday,” which implies Monday’s are bad days. I understand Monday’s seem to be hectic at… Read More Monday morning pick me up. ( It’s Monday)
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?… Read More Live life, don’t exsist.
Run to Jesus! … Read More Do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars.
Romans 12: 21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” This passage from Paul requires action on our part! No longer can we be complacent, no longer can we say, “I just don’t want to get involved.” If we are soldiers of the cross then we need to act like we… Read More Overcome Evil with Good.
Today I was thinking about the relationship between autoimmune illnesses, chronic pain and bad childhoods. I grew up in an abusive home. I spent five years in a foster home that was not a good home. I may not have suffered sexual abuse there but it was definitely physically and mentally abusive. After five years, my… Read More I was thinking…
I am going to be honest, I don’t like receiving pity when people find out that I am sick but I do want to be understood and heard. I need to be loved and supported. I have struggled with this and so many others have too. I believe that even if you don’t have… Read More I am an overcomer, no pity please.
Philippians 2: 14-16 “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.” I have a sign on my refrigerator at home that says,… Read More Monday morning pick me up. (No whining!)
via “Accept it and Move On”
via “The Righteous May Fall, but They Never Stay Down” Daily Devotion.
via How to train a child.
via Man’s desire, God’s purpose.
via Find his purpose.
via How to overlook an offense.