Sharing: Seek to Cultivate a Joyous Sense of Thankfulness

As I looked longingly at the “all the things,” I realized that my sense of being in the doldrums and missing out was in danger of becoming chronic grumpiness. Couldn’t I find joy in any of the places where I was currently dwelling? I lifted my prayers to the Lord and cried out for Him … Continue reading Sharing: Seek to Cultivate a Joyous Sense of Thankfulness

As the Day, So the Strength

"One Day At A Time" by Annie Johnson Flint "As thy days, so shall thy strength be."Deuteronomy 33:25 KJV As my days during this last week have become heavy-laden with increasing RA flares, I have recognized the call of my Lord. He does send us into places of rest, places where our strength can be … Continue reading As the Day, So the Strength

Sharing: Praying for Peace

Etched in Pain When the curtain of night falls around me, sometimes I can identify with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As the pain begins to ramp up in my various places of inflammation, I can almost feel the expression on my face begin to change. Any peace I may have felt earlier in the … Continue reading Sharing: Praying for Peace

A Grace-Filled Gift

September has always been my favorite month. I love the crisp, clear, blue-sky days. My husband and I have our Anniversary at the end of the month. Our daughter's Birthday comes at mid-month. And then just 2 days later, my own Birthday falls. But this year, I have faced this month with a kind of … Continue reading A Grace-Filled Gift

Sharing: The Comfort of Christ

Isaiah 40:1 NIV When the glorious sunshine fell across my face, I felt the comfort of Christ flowing over me. And when the excruciating head pains began to lift, again I felt the comfort of God so near. I longed to share that comfort with my loved ones, so I sent them notes of praise … Continue reading Sharing: The Comfort of Christ

Every Breath Counts

The breath goes in and leaves again My soul is so aware In ways I've not felt when It was commonplace My days were commonplace I thought Moving here and going there Whenever I chose But the moments have stilled Inside alone stretching ahead Questioning my worth When time feels muffled And the question comes … Continue reading Every Breath Counts

Ablation or Oblation

The word Ablation has been on my mind lately, after the procedure the Doctor performed on my Occipital Nerve last month, to literally burn away the offensive nerve that was causing me such pain. It took longer than normal for my fibro-heightened body to let go that nerve, but eventually it did. And Praise God … Continue reading Ablation or Oblation

Sharing: Praise in the Midst of Our Pain

Have you ever looked outside and breathed-in the fresh air of God’s touch and suddenly felt praise rising up from someplace unknown inside of you? Have you seen beauty that takes away that same breath and felt another kind of praise overwhelming the dark places of your pain? There is something to be said for … Continue reading Sharing: Praise in the Midst of Our Pain