It’s Okay To Be Different – Guest Post

Tears stung my eyes as it happened once again. As I sat silently in my chair while a family friend made an unintentional thoughtless comment, the thought came in waves - I’m tired of being different...

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You Only Have To Live Today

I tilted my head and pushed back my aqua ballcap to gaze at the heavens. It was a clear night. Star upon star shimmered in the late autumn sky. This beauty was a quiet reprieve in the midst of a difficult season.  God had given my sister, who has struggled fiercely with her health since last Christmas, a rare burst of energy...

Standing Firm When Chronic Illness Threatens Your Life

A friend rushed up to me after church and wrapped me in a hug. I returned it, thankful for the comfort it brought. “Stand firm,” she urged. “This is going to be a long, hard journey. God could take it away just like that, but He’s not going to.  The enemy wants to use this to hurt you, but God is going to use it to bring glory to His name. Stand Firm.” My heart broke as a whimper crept through my mind. “But…I’m sick.”...

When You Can’t Serve God

I was lying in bed-again. Just the night before I had prayed and asked God to give me the grace to be able to serve Him, even in a simple way. Maybe just blessing my family and those around me. Maybe something more exciting, like missions work. I didn’t really care-I just wanted to be able to bless someone and feel like my life wasn’t simply a drain on other people’s resources...