Creating Space - Before we speak or give our "wise suggestions" to another, perhaps we ought to get to know them a little. Make sure that we understand a bit about their culture and the things they deal with on a daily basis
When I share about fibromyalgia, oftentimes is to women. And it's true the majority of people with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain issues are women. But there are men that suffer as well. (And I'm not talking about our husbands. ha!) I recently met Jonathan Thorn. When I heard his story I decided it was … Continue reading God is There in these Shards of Ice
Fibromyalgia - I'd love for you to come along with me on this unpredictable journey.
When we look around our communities and our world, it seems we have allowed pride and privilege to take over our hearts and lives. Perhaps it's time to pursue humility in all our lives. Inspired by her earlier post, Seven Biblical Promises for Walking in Humility, I asked Karen Friday if she would write more … Continue reading How to Pursue Humility as Followers of Christ
Interviews with Chronic Pain Warriors #4 I know! It’s strange to write these words "light and momentary" when talking about chronic pain. I have been in an R.A. flair most of the past year and now facing some heart issues. I sometimes wonder just how much more I can take. Not that I want to … Continue reading When You Don’t See the Light at the End of the Tunnel
It is time to put all of these crazy, negative thoughts into captivity where they belong! Let’s put’em in jail. Easy to say, isn’t it? How do we actually do it? He was 16 then and I was lying in bed trying to go to sleep and just as the scoundrel does, he put a … Continue reading How to Take Every Thought Captive
This Tuesday, May 12 is Fibromyalgia Awareness day. I thought it would be appropriate to share another encouraging post of how chronic warriors hang on to their faith to get through the worst of days. I was greatly encouraged to hear Olivia Wolfertz story about her struggle with Lyme Disease. What an incredibly strong women … Continue reading Chronic Pain Can Be a Powerful Opportunity
My desire from the beginning of the year has been to explore the disciplines. I introduced the plan of a series with a post on the What and Why of Spiritual Disciplines. Then my sister, Kandy Chimento followed up with a post on the 'How' using the Bonsia tree as an illustration. About that time, … Continue reading What Is Spiritual Formation and How Do I Practice It?
Christianity is more than a theory about the universe, more than teachings written down on paper; it is a path along which we journey - in the deepest and richest sense, the way of life.from The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware The Way of Life: a Path Which we Journey This quote in itself is … Continue reading How Experience Creates a Deeper Faith Walk & LinkUp
Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. I Timothy 4:7-8 Train - (verb) to direct the growth of (a … Continue reading How to Train Yourself to be Godly