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Wednesday Writings

18 Practical Tips for a New Year With Chronic Illness

New Year’s is the time when we set goals for a new life, a new “me,” new habits, new this and new that. We can even plan ways to grow spiritually and improve in our walk with God. But setting goals–and keeping them–can be really hard with a chronic illness, especially when it comes to […]

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Bible Characters Wednesday Writings

Meant for Good: Chronic Illness and the Life of Joseph, Part II

Click here to read last week’s post. Recap: 1. You are not the main character, God is. 2. God has a plan, it’s for good, and it will be accomplished in your life. 3. God wants to use your suffering Another theme that shows up often on this blog is God’s redemption of our pain […]

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Wednesday Writings

We Need the Rain Too

Do you like the rain? Most people I talk to prefer sunny days over rainy ones, in both weather and life, where we associate sunshine with warmth, life, happiness, and prosperity and connect rain with sorrow, gloom, pain, or hardship.  Of course we value sunshine. Of course we dislike or even hate the rain–the discomfort, […]

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Wednesday Writings

The Narrow Place of Chronic Illness

I love driving down Main Street. At night. When the streets are empty and the air is quiet and only a few people move on the sidewalk under the glowing lamps.  Put me on Main Street in the middle of the day, however, and you’ll find me gripping the steering wheel with both hands, gritting […]