For those that suffer with fibromyalgia, there's a fine line between calling the good days a blessing or a curse.
When I hear the birds of the air, I hear them singing: "We are happy, We are fed, By the Father's hand, We get our bread." When I see the lilies of the field, I see them expressing: "We are beautiful, We are dressed, By the Father's hand, We are blessed." When I consider these … Continue reading The Birds and the Lilies
I've observed her tangled heart for years, Living a downtroddened life, She wasn't expecting. Her husband commanding and demanding from her, No love in the way she desires, Nor the security needed. His impulses and anger getting the best of him, Her cleaning up the messes, Hoping things will change. Him provoking her to her … Continue reading Graceful Woman, You Inspire Me
What a mockery to pray for help when you refuse to utilize the brethren God has put around you! No, they may not be able to resolve your exact problem or give you the answers that you want to hear, but they can be there to provide prayer, wisdom, encouragement, and support in bearing these … Continue reading Utilize Your Brethren
The problem is not that we experience anger, grief, or stress. These are all reflective of our need for justice, love, and peace. It's when we allow it to consume us at the expense of not trusting in God, Who is the ultimate source of justice, love, and peace. Prayer (from Psalms 25:1-2, 9-10, 20-21): … Continue reading The Problem is not Anger, Grief, or Stress
Where are your thoughts today? Are they producing feelings of love, joy, peace, or thanksgiving? Whatever we dwell on in our minds will generate our feelings and who we ultimately are. Pay attention to what you are thinking and consciously replace any negative thoughts with ones that are worthy of a merry life. Finally, brethren, … Continue reading Thoughts
Depression feels like one big contradiction. You want to be happy and motivated yet everything inside you is telling you not to do what you need to succeed. So what do you do? Find what makes it worth it and go against everything you're feeling for this purpose. It's exhausting to push through, but the … Continue reading One Big Contradiction
Just because someone is exhibiting abundant joy doesn't mean they have less problems in their life. They've just learned how to turn their grief into gratitude; a skill which takes deliberate, daily cultivation as it doesn't come naturally. “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in … Continue reading Grief Into Gratitude
You have to turn "it's so hard" into "I WILL DO" whatever it takes to work through this, otherwise you will always be held down by adversity. Now get on your knees and pray, patiently trusting that GOD WILL PROVIDE the way if you seek it by His will. Prayer: My God, I will do … Continue reading I Will Do
The girl shares her story with you as she understands now that suffering is part of life. She wants you to read this and be inspired to hope in better things to come.