Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Courage

Facing a chronic illness is a scary daily challenge for both the person with the illness and the family. Through Jesus Christ, we can be strong and courageous. How can we do this? We cannot in our by ourselves. Daily the Lord Jesus our God goes with the Christian. We need to remember he goes… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Courage

Good Friday and Easter – My Personal Christian Testimony

Being good doesn’t get you to heaven. Being “saved or born-again” does. Here’s my story of “being saved.” On July 11, 1977, my life changed. If you look up that date in history, you will find nothing historically significant happened on that Sunday. It was a remarkable day for me. Sunday, July 11, 1977, was… Continue reading Good Friday and Easter – My Personal Christian Testimony

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Tears

Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning that it is okay to cry, that the Heavenly Father cares about our tears. Today we look at what God’s word says about crying. Today’s Bible Verse: Psalm 56:8-9 (KJV), “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Tears

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Praise

As we care for ourselves or for a loved one with a chronic illness, often we grow tired an weary. As we tire we should focus on our Heavenly Father. The Lord God will strengthen and renew us as we praise him. Today’s Bible Verse: Exodus 15:2 (KJV), “The Lord is my strength and song,… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Praise

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Troubles are Temporary

Have you ever felt like your problems were too big to handle? Have you ever felt life is hopeless? Have you felt like you can’t deal another day with your [enter your illness here]? I know I have. We need to remember our troubles are temporary. In Christ, our glory is eternal. Today’s devotional is a reminder… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Troubles are Temporary

Dignity of Duty: A Personal Odyssey of Service from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War

From June, 1861—when he was instrumental in the raising and organization of the 20th Indiana Volunteer Regiment out of his hometown of Valparaiso—until August, 1898—when he died of an apparent stroke while serving in Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War—Major Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath kept detailed journals of his life and service in the United States… Continue reading Dignity of Duty: A Personal Odyssey of Service from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War

Protection

As I face the challenges of applying a yucky tasting prescription steroid gel inside my mouth twice a day and using a compounded prescription “magic mouthwash” that has a cocktail of four different prescriptions I find myself growing weary. Remembering to use the magic mouthwash at the right times is critical. Swishing and spitting after meals,… Continue reading Protection

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Worry

Within the last month, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. No, it isn’t life threatening though it sometimes develops into cancer. What’s the disease you ask? It is oral lichen planus. I won’t get into the sickness, but I will share how I am dealing the challenges. While I am under a physician’s care, my focus will… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Worry

God’s Sovereignty

In my Bible reading recently I read Proverbs 21. Proverbs 21 verse 1 immediately caught my attention. I meditated and reflected on the implications of Proverbs 21:1.  I read the verse in several different translations. It often times helps me secure the meaning of the verse. Proverbs 21:1 deals directly with the attributes of God’s… Continue reading God’s Sovereignty