JoJoisms

I Have Chronic Illness: What’s a Comfort Zone?

I had to look that up because I wasn’t familiar with the concept.  I might have misplaced my comfort zone.  I’m not sure I ever had one.  This is something I often see online or mentioned in high-powered, self-help books and seminars: “Ya gotta step out of your comfort zone or nothing will ever change in […]

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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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How to Praise God in the Storm

Continuing with my thanksgiving theme this month is an article I wrote a long while back for Examiner.com…Most Christians have heard many times how we are to praise God in the storm, but what has always frustrated me is that nobody has ever told us how to do that.  It’s hard to just begin feeling […]

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What to Remember About Struggles

November is the month of Thanksgiving, but those of us who struggle with chronic illness or other chronic issues often find it difficult to feel thankful for what we have.  I understand this as one who has struggled with chronic issues for over 35yrs, but I also know we do have things to be thankful […]

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The blessings of pain

Okay. JoJo’s gone off the deep end!  Brain fog has taken over and she’s completely out of her mind!  I hear ya out there.  You’ve stuck with me through some of my other unusual posts, but this one’s gone too far.  Stick a fork in ‘er, she’s done!  As someone who is in a fair amount of physical pain as […]

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Why you shouldn’t wait til your story ends before you tell it

“For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take […]

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God’s Incredible Timing

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 Sometimes when so many difficult things happen so close together, we fail to see the humor in the situation.  We fail to see the good in it […]

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Nine Tips for Homeschooling with Chronic Illness

September is the month most homeschoolers begin their new school year so I thought it was a good time to share some tips for homeschooling with chronic illness–especially since several of you asked me about this.  I’ve been living with chronic illness for many years and have been homeschooling for 14 so I’ve picked up […]

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The next time I’m born, I’m going to choose to be male

Warning! Female Rant Ahead!  We interrupt our normal weekly blog schedule to bring you this female rant. After that painful breaking in period when you’re 12 (or 16+ in my case) when you long for something to happen every month, you begin to wonder why you ever wanted it in the first place. It tickles […]

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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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