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Wednesday Writings

The Unlimited Became Limited: A Christmas Meditation

If there’s one thing we understand in the valley of chronic illness, it’s limitations. To be human is to be limited, of course, but to have a chronic illness is to recognize those limitations a little more keenly: all the things we can’t do, all the ways our bodies break down on us, all the […]

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Celebrating One Year of The Valley!

Happy One Year Anniversary! This week we celebrate one year of The Valley’s website and blog, and we invite you to join us! Here’s how we’re celebrating: Free Devotional We’re so excited to send our new, free ebook, “10 Truths for Christian Women in Chronic Illness,” to anyone who subscribes to the blog! These thoughts […]

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Wednesday Writings

A Thrill of Hope: Celebrating Christmas in Chronic Illness

“A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices” John S. Dwight, “O Holy Night” When you’re weary, celebration feels overwhelming. Impossible, even. When you already feel poured out and drained dry, how can you muster up the energy to throw a party, much less decorate, dress up, find a gift, or even simply smile? And […]