Today I had the privilege of attending my Bible Study Fellowship class in person and receiving the lecture after the discussion group live. (It is a wonderful and rare thing for me to feel well and able in the morning.) Despite feeling fidgety and not wanting to sit inside on a rare sunny day (in … Continue reading Tears
April is Sjogren's Syndrome awareness month. I've been thinking and praying about how much to involve myself with promoting awareness of Sjogren's and generally for all invisible and little understood diseases. I guess I'm writing this to provide a snapshot of some of what life is like with Sjogren's Syndrome, autonomic nerve failure and other … Continue reading Roller Coaster Ride
Easter. A most important Christian holiday--the most important along with Christmas. Creation, the history of Israel and God's promise to send the Messiah, Christ's birth/incarnation (Christmas), perfect life, teachings and miracles, death on the cross, resurrection from the dead (Easter), appearances to many, ascension to heaven, and promise of His second coming to judge the … Continue reading Easter Thoughts
Did that title get your attention? I tend to be too hard on myself, at least in some ways. Can you relate? In other ways, I am probably not hard enough on myself. Lately I've been thinking about how foolish it is to keep beating myself up about sins that God has freely forgiven and … Continue reading Stop the beatings.
If something terrible happens in your life, do you have the right to blame it on God? If someone you love is taken away from you way too soon, does that give you the right to be angry at God or even to refuse to believe He exists? Why did God allow for evil, death … Continue reading Blaming God?
I haven't felt like writing or doing or sharing much of anything lately. Winter tends to be hard on me, and each year it gets harder. It's becoming difficult for me to tell the difference between my sickness, fatigue, "brain fog" etc. and just laziness or discouragement. I feel like I am coming back out … Continue reading Today I am alive.
This morning I attended my church. Nothing new; nothing unusual; a routine easily taken for granted. However, I had missed my morning worship service for the last four Sundays (all of January) due to illness, so I treasured it a little more than I normally might. I tend to be sick most all mornings now … Continue reading Just Another Sunday