Tagged: trials

the God who sees AND shows

I received a text last night that reduced me to tears. It said this: I was so excited when the UPS guy dropped if off RIGHT after I got off the phone with you!...

pain for glory

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” It is those words of Jesus in John 9 that I heard...

rising above

I don’t have cancer. I’m not dying. I haven’t lost a limb or had any life-threatening surgeries. But I do have an incurable autoimmune disease. I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In one sense...

this is not a flower.

This is a weed. It looks like a flower. But it is technically a weed. This very weed inspired me with hope. And following is the inspiration that came from what I believe is...

in the middle of the storm

This morning I pulled back my curtains to see the sun peeking through the clouds, it’s beaming light cutting through the haze. I threw on my tennis shoes and went for a run down...

step into the light

There was a time when I found myself on the cold concrete of my kitchen floor. I was navigating through a time of confusion – or despair, rather – in regards to my physical health. It happened...

“house on fire, leave it all behind you.”

“House on fire, leave it all behind you.” – Jose Gonzalez Those lyrics came to mind when Clay texted me these pics we snapped tonight.  I finally took a step outside the house after...

today I have surgery: choosing joy

Today I have surgery. It will be the second in two months. Just days after I got engaged, I had major gum surgery. And now just days before my 30th birthday I will have...