Tag Archives: illness

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

Posted in Addiction & Recovery, Children, Illness, Trust | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Thankful for it all…

What a wonderful 2018 Christmas! A season full of blessings after a rough fall for David… for all of us. His “mysterious lung mass” was still hanging on after 2.5 months of antibiotic infusions! Amazingly his Dr allowed him to … Continue reading

Posted in Illness, Trust | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Growing Weary…

Keep going… Do the next good thing… Don’t grow weary… But have you ever had a day- A week- A year- that just takes all you’ve got and then some? There are seasons when sleep just isn’t enough and the … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Illness | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Blessed

I am blessed by this latest trial of my husband’s illness and hospital stay. Can you imagine anyone saying that? Or really meaning it? But I am quite serious- I really feel blessed. James says to “count it all joy” … Continue reading

Posted in Illness, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stop Everything!

God’s timing is a curious thing. There’s no figuring it at the moment, but sometimes …looking back the fuzziness clears and a lightbulb turns on. I’m in the fuzzy part right now. My husband, David, his bro-n-law, one of our … Continue reading

Posted in Illness, Trust | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

God is Bigger Still

These last 2 weeks have seemed particularly emotional ones. My father’s mind is slipping deeper and deeper into dementia and my mother’s frailty seems more acute. A close precious friend is suffering the terrible side effects of throat radiation (!) … Continue reading

Posted in Addiction & Recovery, Children, Illness, Spiritual Growth, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where You Don't Want to Go

The other morning I woke to the distinct impression of God telling me He was going to take me where I “don’t want to go.” What a strange thing to feel like God was saying. I wondered why I would … Continue reading

Posted in Illness, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments