He is Always on Time

my crown-of-thorns plant "Thorns" I see the thorn-bush set in my path And I ponder the way ahead Can I make my way cleanly around Or must I offer my arms to be torn in the passing? I look for tools to cut away the brambles And I find them waiting for my use Can … Continue reading He is Always on Time

Prayer Prompt: Refuge and Strength in God

Refuge Support, sustain, uphold, carry: what do these words all have in common? Aren’t they words that speak about something that is weak, something that is small, something that needs to be held?  There are so many times in the journey with chronic illness when we are left feeling the depth of our smallness. Sometimes … Continue reading Prayer Prompt: Refuge and Strength in God

Chronic Joy Ministry: A Prayer Prompt

Dwelling The Cambridge English Dictionary gives us a simple definition for the word dwelling: a place where people live. And yet, we each also dwell within these physical forms–our human bodies that are inherently lonely. No one else can feel the precise emotions we feel. No other person can hear the words that rumble around … Continue reading Chronic Joy Ministry: A Prayer Prompt

Chronic Joy Ministry

    Have you ever heard that still small voice of God asking something of you that felt impossible? Throughout my journey with Chronic Illness, every time that I have wanted to curl up in my safe corner and stay hidden away, Jesus has called me to open my heart and be honest in the … Continue reading Chronic Joy Ministry

song in the storm

Song in the Storm Rain flows on the roof Stilling my anxious thoughts from Spinning through the pain Thunder rolls above Lightning flashes my soul from Sleeping in the dark   Spirit wakens me Revealing in the storm from Thanksgiving my song. --bg   At midnight I rise to give you thanks     for your righteous … Continue reading song in the storm

Worry and Concern — An Allegory

When I joined the Feedback Team for Finding Purpose, Book 2 in Chronic Joy’s THRIVE Study Series, I was so intrigued by the activities included with the study questions. One of the options was an invitation to write an allegory based on the differences between worry and concern. Writing this story became a way to … Continue reading Worry and Concern — An Allegory

Finding Purpose

(In exchange for my review, Chronic-Joy Ministries, publisher, provided this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. All opinions expressed are purely my own.)     I am so thankful to be part of the launch … Continue reading Finding Purpose