Category: Acceptance

Blessed, Even When… (Five Minute Friday)

My little boy comes to my bedside and asks, “Can you play with me, Mummy?” It’s not the first time he’s asked that today. “Mummy has to rest now,” I tell him. “You go outside and play. I’ll come soon.” I give him a cuddle and a kiss before he leaves the bedroom. As I …

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Ecclesiastes – Goal Setting #4

The Goal Setting Mini-Series goes a step deeper than the usual “how to” list: How can we set goals that honour God and don’t induce panic attacks? Post #3 is here in case you missed it. Fireworks and traditions Aren’t fireworks displays just spectacular? Even on TV I find them mesmerising. I live in Sydney, …

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Days Like This #1 (Luke 12:13-34)

I’m in the middle of a flare. I really struggle on days like this. I’m sure you know how it feels! Most of the time my symptoms are under control – I carefully pace my activity; I rest regularly; I do what my doctors have instructed in order to manage my chronic condition. But sometimes …

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What’s God’s plan for my life?

As a teenager, I was filled with anticipation at the “great things” God had planned for my life. I had big dreams. Dreams of touching people’s lives and leading them to Jesus. How exciting: I was his servant! My future belonged to him. I would go wherever he led – even to other nations as a …

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Fruitful #1: When You Miss Feeling Useful {Printable}

Fruitful #1 looks at how God, the gardener of your soul, can masterfully work within the bleakest seasons of your life. No longer “useful”… What was the highest emotional hurdle for you, when learning to live with your chronic illness? For me, it was not feeling useful anymore. About two years into my illness I …

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My Letter to ME/CFS

  Dear chronic fatigue syndrome, I need to get a few things off my chest. First of all, you need to change your name. You have a confusing name. Life with you involves much more than just feeling tired all the time. Plus, your name doesn’t even have capital letters, but your acronym has extra …

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