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A Study in Lamentations 3 Wednesday Writings

Broken, Grieving, Hopeful, Praying: Lamentations 3 for the Chronically Ill, Part 3

After looking at Jeremiah’s personal lament and his journey from hopeless to hopeful, both of which provide great encouragement for those of us in chronic illness, we come to a part of the chapter that continues the God-focused, hope-giving theme while introducing a more somber note of introspection. Part 3: Verses 31-42 KAPH 31 For […]

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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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Wednesday Writings

Ever Thankful, Never Thankless (Even in Chronic Illness)

The Sunday before Thanksgiving, my pastor preached a powerful sermon on thankfulness. This sermon changed how I look at several aspects of thankfulness and challenged me to be a more thankful daughter of God. With my pastor’s permission, I’m sharing his main points and both our notes with you in the hopes that what God […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Oksana’s Story, Part III

Thank you, Oksana, for sharing the rest of your story with us! (Two weeks ago we published Part 1, and last week we published Part 2.) What Scriptures spoke to you in your times of need? At that time of my wilderness, there were a lot of Scripture messages that helped me and God used […]

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Women in the Valley

Women in the Valley: Lorraine’s Story

We’re so excited to start a new series! Between other, more devotional-type posts, we’ll be sharing the personal testimonies of women who are (or have been) in the valley of chronic illness. We hope their stories and words of encouragement can be a blessing to you! Launching this series for us is Lorraine. Thank you, […]