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The Lord of the Rings and Chronic Illness, Part II

Last week we looked at four encouraging themes from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings that parallel Scripture truths for us in our valley of chronic illness. This week we look at the last four: 5. Our needs will be met along the way All now seemed dry and silent; but refusing to despair Sam stooped […]

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The Lord of the Rings and Chronic Illness, Part I

I just finished re-reading The Lord of the Rings again. Each time I read this masterpiece I gain a new layer of appreciation for the story, the writing, the characters, the themes, and the language. While all those things impacted and inspired me afresh this time around, I also found a new connection with Frodo […]

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Holding on to Hope in Chronic Illness

“Hold unswervingly to the hope you profess, for I am faithful. Sometimes–especially when many things are going wrong–all you can do is hold on to Me. You would love to sort things out in your mind and find a way to go forward, but often this is impossible. The best thing to do at such […]