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Wednesday Writings

The Unravelling: Lessons From God’s Pruning

By Jasmine Originally published on The Gospel Coalition Australia Author’s Note: I wrote this article just over a year after having to leave my job overnight due to the onset of serious chronic illness. As I write this note in April 2022, I’m blessed to have finally received a diagnosis (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome), which […]

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Songs on Saturday

Songs on Saturday: Don’t You Fear

Scripture tells us that, under the control of the Holy Spirit, we should be “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). May you be encouraged by the spiritual truth in this song! Don’t You Fear words by Ben Everson You can […]

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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 […]

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Wednesday Writings

Seasons of Expectation: Waiting in a Chronic Illness (Part 2)

Last week we talked about waiting for Christmas, waiting in chronic illness, and waiting in unanswered prayer. This week is about how to wait in a chronic illness. Waiting in Action We know God will answer our prayers eventually–if not here on Earth, at least in Heaven. So what do we do while we wait? […]

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Wednesday Writings

Seasons of Expectation: Waiting in a Chronic Illness (Part 1)

Waiting for Christmas “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.” Galatians 4:4-5 This passage appears in many Christmas sermons and Scripture readings as we […]