Category Archives: Illness

Intruders

I strive for peace in our home. To me it’s worth a lot. Sometimes it requires overlooking offenses completely. Sometimes it means waiting for a better time and place to discuss an issue. Mostly it involves holding my tongue and … Continue reading

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Greatest Fear

My greatest fear has changed with age. As a child, it was spiders or my mom dying. As a teen it turned to a fear of being disabled- unable to dance. When I married it became my husband’s death, my … Continue reading

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For to this you were called

The joke at our house is, “David is very healthy until he’s almost dying.” My sweet, patient husband has suffered innumerable medical crises since birth. In 30 years of marriage he’s nearly died 4 times. I have asked God more … Continue reading

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The Squirming Place

The squirming place lies between prayers sent, and answers that come. It’s when I’ve called out and even surrendered my will, but there’s silence. I can feel the anxiety and suffering, yet relief is only hoped for. Why does God … Continue reading

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Maybe it would be different…

Had I not lost my 1st baby and 4th baby and 7th baby to miscarriage, Had we not been given the gift of another son who overcame his past and grew and flourished and succeeded, Had I not stood by … Continue reading

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In the shadow

Things are in an uproar all over the world. 2020 started out fairly normal, but sure changed fast. I went from being concerned with how the pets were relating in our house – to the life and safety of each … Continue reading

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A word I don’t like.

Cancer. Yuck. I heard it growing up regarding my grandfather. I was about 9. Not long after, I heard it again: my uncle, my grandmother, my two older sisters. It frightened me. The biggest shock came in 2010 when my … Continue reading

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Hidden in the cleft

Exodus 33:13 ”Now if I have found favor in Your sight, show me Your way, that I may know You, that I may continue to find favor in Your sight. And see that these people are Your people.” Over the … Continue reading

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Carry Each Other’s Burdens…

“Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 During my husbands bout with cancer, I can’t tell you what it meant to us to get a message that someone was praying. To … Continue reading

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When the “what if” happens

What if my loved one gets a terminal illness? What if I’m injured at a critical moment? What if my child becomes an addict… or goes to jail? Utterly fails? What if my child tells they are gay or not … Continue reading

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