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Deliver Me

Two weeks ago, I shared the dark place I was in after my year of faith that never (always) was and my husband’s job loss. This week I want to share how God has begun to deliver me from that dark place into His light.  As is usually the case with God, it’s a series of small […]

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Stress isn’t the same as unbelief

This week, I had planned to share how God is leading me out of a very dark place, but something came up that I felt lead to address. When a Christian reveals that she is stressed, some of her Christian friends will try to console her by saying to just have faith-as if belief in God will […]

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Wearing my smile like a mask and my joy like a costume

It’s been a very difficult three weeks since my dh lost his job, especially after the challenges we had all last year.  As I mentioned last week, I had not only lost my sense of humor, but I was overwhelmed by anger and sadness.  I found myself thinking dark thoughts. Here is something I wrote […]

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I knew I was in trouble when I lost my sense of humor

I’ve always been a clown. I love making people laugh, especially myself. The more struggles life threw at me the more humorously I saw things. Until one day when I just couldn’t find anything funny to say. So I just didn’t post that day on Facebook…or the next day, or the next day, or the […]

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I have chronic illness and I write for YOU!

I write for you.  I write for all those with chronic illness who aren’t where I am or may never be.  I write for all those who can’t find the words to express how they feel to family, friends or doctors except with soft whimpers and cries. I write for all who know what it’s like […]

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Faith vs Experience

My pastor talks about this. I never thought of faith this way before, but he’s right.  Our experience shapes us much more than our faith does because, if faith never becomes experience, it wanes.  It’s fragile.  Once I had faith in God. Now I have experience.  I’ve experienced God in my life, what He can […]

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Count the Good Days

I learn a lot about history and science from the movies. I remember watching, of all things, Poltergeist, as a kid and learning that if you count the seconds between the thunder and lightning, you can find whether the storm is coming or going.  Living in NW Indiana as I do, this has come in […]

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To give you hope…

“Several of you asked me to please post updates on my health journey and I will continue to do so, but with this caveat: while I love to hear that my posts have been an inspiration or a support to my readers, I don’t want you to think that there is a one-size-fits-all answer to these chronic […]

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My prayer for 2015

2014 and my prayer for 2015:   As most of you know, 2014 was a very difficult year for my family.  While we did have many blessings (new friends, church, co op, dr), we also had a moderate to severe catastrophe just about every month of the year.  From our car accident in January to our cross […]

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Looking Back: I used to run

With the New Year comes the inevitable looking back so I thought I’d do a little looking back of my own and take you along for the ride. I wrote this about a year ago, but never published it. It’s interesting to read it now that I have found a dr who is helping me get […]

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