Category: Hope

Satisfaction – Goal setting #5

Does your health allow for busyness, or is regular resting necessary? If so, do you miss being busy?

I really miss being busy. I find busyness intoxicating, and I find resting very boring. For me, one of the hardest things about being housebound with debilitating fatigue is the lack of busyness. I yearn to feel accomplished and self-sufficient.

Ah... Isn't that at the heart of it? Self-sufficiency.

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Hope #1 – When Hope Hurts (2 Cor 1:8-10)

Last month I met with a new specialist. What a turbulent time it’s been! We’ve embarked on a new treatment path – possibly a dwindling dead end; possibly a tree-lined avenue with heady horizons of restored health. New insights have been offered. New tests have been ordered. New treatments are being trialed – which may …

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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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