Gratitude in Hard Places

Living with chronic illness has taught me many things. Utter, complete dependence on God. {Psalm 70:5} The finite nature of our life.  {James 4:14} How our bodies are designed to need true Sabbath rest.  {Isaiah 58:13-14} That everyone has a thorn in their flesh, mine happens to be dressed up as lupus.  {II Corinthians 12:7} Knowing all of these things doesn't make the excruciating pain go away.  It doesn't remove the bone deep fatigue that plagues my day.  Knowing doesn't help me remember appointments or be less distracted. But, knowing helps me maintain perspective.{Colossians 3:2} And being grateful for the everyday little things {like the opportunity to sneak in a nap} and the miracles {I'm still alive} keep me focused on what is truly important. Seeing the good can be hard … [Read more...]

Invisible Illness Linky Love

I am enjoying this week of awareness for chronic and invisible illnesses.  I am coming across so many awesome bloggers and fellow chronic illness livers (I hate the word sufferer, FYI) that I have added to my blogroll (and some of which I have invited to be on my MomTV show, hmm, mmm.)  So, I shared some of these fabulous peeps on The Invisibles today and some I have mentioned on Twitter.  But, I wanted a spot where all the info was in once place so here you go ;-) Melanie Melanie blogs about her journey and participated in the 30 Things meme as well and I particularly connected with her answer to question #4.  The biggest adjustment is: "adjusting to a very different brain- I can't think, learn or remember like I used to". Couldn't have said it better myself, Melanie. Miss Diagnosis … [Read more...]

Sharing Our Stories

Hey readers!My second podcast on BlogTalkRadio is coming up tomorrow- Wednesday May 13th- LIVE at 11am EST. My guest, Clarissa, is unable to participate tomorrow (for very good personal reasons) so I am asking for any of you available to listen in/call in to share your stories about how being a parent has changed you and your relationship with God. You can also participate in the live chat during the show. If you would be so kind as to help a multi-tasking mama out tomorrow, I would be forever grateful :-) The call in number for the show is (646) 378-1760.Thank you so much in advance!! … [Read more...]

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