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This site is still in its infancy, but the bundle of resources is steadily growing…

This is a great series to start with if you’re feeling lost, confused and frustrated, wondering how something as terrible as your illness – and all the grief it entails – could possibly be part of God’s good plan for your life.

Following the Fruits of the Spirit, from Galatians chapter 5, this series explores (1) the challenges we face as Christians living with chronic health conditions – physical and/or mental; and (2) how we can keep growing as Christians even as our bodies fail us daily. (Gee, that sounds a bit daunting… But it’s not, I promise! Each post is infused with the sweet gospel of grace.)

Fruitful #5 is almost ready to be published. In the meantime you can read Fruitful #1 to #4 by clicking on the image above.

 

How do we navigate church relationships with people who don’t seem to “get” us? How can we manage the extra activity of church attendance when we’re only just scraping through, living one day (or one hour) at a time?

If you dearly love God but you struggle with church, then this series is for you. It starts off with a list of the most common obstacles for Christians, like you and me, who battle with ongoing health issues. The subsequent posts focus on scenes from Jesus’ life – he really does “get” what we’re going through!

Interspersed with these scenes are plenty of practical, gritty, modern-day anecdotes that I’m sure will have you nodding, grinning, and maybe even cringing! Post #3 is almost ready to go; posts 1 and 2 can be found by clicking the image above.

 

This is a series of interviews about church. Regular Christians, like you and me, talking openly about how they’ve struggled and what they’ve learnt since becoming chronically ill.

I’m finding it absolutely fascinating to hear people’s different perspectives! I’m loving it! I hope you’ll find it as helpful as I have. 😀

 

 

Coming soon

Loads of free printables and free Bible study resources to help you manage daily life with chronic illness. (Link will be added ASAP – still working on a Resources page.)

A free e-book! In the first half, I tell the (somewhat dramatic) story of how I acquired my disabling chronic illness in 2012. In the second half, I look at teachings from Jesus and the apostle Paul – ones that have helped me to make sense of my “new” life. I’m aiming to make it an interesting and encouraging read. About 20 pages long, with very short chapters – so it won’t be too hard for brain-fogged brains to read!

Lots of ideas, lots of passion, limited energy… You know how it is! The process is slow, due to the limitations posed by my illness, but we’ll get there eventually (God willing).

A good fit?

If this sounds like a good fit for you, then I invite you to link up with the Fruitful Today community – click here for more info. The good news is, you won’t just be connecting with me; you’ll be connecting with a bunch of other like-minded people:

Christians trying to figure out how they can possibly serve God when getting out of bed, having a shower and getting dressed seem like gargantuan tasks!!!

If you’re interested in joining an online Bible study group, details can be found here: Welcome, Fellow Travellers.

– Ruth

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