JoJoisms

God is NOT a Genie!

I’m going to go into this a lot more in detail in the coming months, but I just have to put this out there.  God is NOT a genie! When you are chronically ill, you often run into devotionals and gurus who tell you to pray and God will take away all your issues.  The […]

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The Year of Faith that Never (Always) Was

I’ve said it before: God has a sense of humor.  Sometimes He gives you EXACTLY what you pray for, but it’s not exactly HOW you envisioned it when you prayed.  It all started in late 2013, after much prayer, when I declared that 2014 would be The Year of Faith over at Art of Eloquence, my business […]

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One of the worst things to say to a believer who is hurting

I wrote this a while back for another publication.  It’s the first time I began to think about how society (even fellow believers) communicate with those who are suffering, especially with chronic issues.   “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” -Proverbs 16:24 I’ve seen it so many […]

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Discovery: Spiritual Deficiency

As I was writing my blog post for this week sharing some tips for living with chronic illness, I came to this topic.  After last week’s post where I confessed my struggle with depression, I felt this topic needed to be a post of its own. Here’s why.  We can plan all we like, we can buy things to help us […]

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