A Special Thanksgiving

For eight Thanksgivings I have not been able to enjoy the food. But not this year. My progress in overcoming some big issues with eating has led to this special day. A day I have been waiting for for nine years. To be free from eating the same food every day just to survive is…

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Poem: Frozen

Staring out the window No motivation inside My lost mind is Frozen Lying in bed No energy to get up The will to try is Frozen Watching TV Just passing time Til misery subsides I'm Frozen Sitting in the corner Hugging my knees Hanging my head as I'm Frozen Lying on the floor Crying through…

She Got It

She was the one. The only one that understood the magnitude of my struggles. The depth of pain it caused to the extent of hope it drew out. She was my sweet sister, mother in the faith, and inspiring friend — Deb. Deb related to me on a level that no one else had. Being…

A Beautiful Goodbye

As they rolled her out from therapy where we were sitting in the waiting area, tears welled up in my eyes. My daughter started a light quiet sob and I could read the sadness on my son’s face. Our beloved Mamaw gazed off into the distance as if she wasn’t there in her mind; so…

Sunday Reflection: The Cup

"My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done." Matthew 26:42 The cup is laid before Him, The cup of woe, The cup of anguish. He begs not to drink it, Not to taste its death; Maybe there’s another way. “Father, please let it pass, If it’s possible, I…

Overcoming the Wilderness

In a time where I feel as though I should have been earnestly preaching the gospel, I have been physically weak through chronic illnesses and Satan has definitely taken advantage through his temptations.

Overcoming the Power of the Dragon

He attacks so suddenly. That nasty monster of disabling chronic illness. Oh how scary it is when the beast strikes. What turmoil he creates in his path. He's a dragon that has no mercy on his victim -- with no way for the knight to slay his nastiness for his lady. What's a knight to…

Poem: Hurt and Scared

It hurts, Our shaky past; Will this time be different? Will the changes last? I want to be close once more, To have that loving connection, But I'm scared to give myself, Over to your affection. I must be vunerable again, Lest I lose this opportunity, Where love can heal our hearts, To rejoice in…

Grief’s Sources

Grief has many sources; mostly of which involve sorrow from the loss of something precious. Life - Health - Trust - Security - Love - Friends - Hope - Dreams “Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, and my calamity laid with it on the scales!" Job 6:2 Prayer: Holy God, the pain experienced in…

Joy in Trials

If I only put my stock in the good days in my life, then I miss the joy that my trials can produce. It's inevitable that I am going to suffer in this life. We all will suffer something. Are my sufferings greater than others? Yes. Are my sufferings less than others? Yes. Whether they…

Poem: The Lamb’s War

On a white horse He rides, Taking vengeance for those, Who walk by His side. He's a warrior who takes life, Conquering the evil beast, And nations who cause strife. Mouth with the sharpest of swords, Striking with wrath for His rule, As King of kings, Lord of lords. Don't think you can get away,…