IMPORTANT: It’s Switch-Over Day! – Launching New Website – Giveaway

Dear Loyal Readers, This week is R535's two-year blogiversary, and with it, three things are happening. First, and most importantly, I'm officially switching over from using this free wordpress blog to a self-hosted website. Which means I will no longer be posting on or updating this website. But I don't want to lose touch with any … Continue reading IMPORTANT: It’s Switch-Over Day! – Launching New Website – Giveaway

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A Time to be…

Why is it that when we’re the most healthiest, we see it as a blessing from God, but when we’re sick, we get angry and go through the several stages of grief? That is one conundrum that I have found myself in lately...

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.”...