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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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…

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 Gift of Hard Work

Sudden pain all over, The gift of hard work, Upsets my determined love. It was freeing to be, Someone who could labor, For the ministry of the saints. To be able to toil, Harder than usual, Without physical hindrance. But it wouldn't last, Defect would catch up, To activate my aches. Yet, it's worth every…

Poem: The Mask I Wear

You don't know what I feel, The emptiness, the despair, Because I have a smile, On the mask I wear. It's a way to endure, A way to be free, Of these moments of feelings, That aren't genuinely me. I play the upbeat music, I fake a disguising dance, Not because I want to, But…