Thanks

Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning to give thanks. Today’s Bible Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV), “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” What the Verse Means: The verse reminds us that Christians should not only pray to God but also… Continue reading Thanks

Do Not Lose Heart

When dealing with a chronic illness it important that you do not lose heart. God simply is pointing out we should view all earthly adversity in comparison with our future heavenly glory. When we do this, we should be strengthened to endure our earthly trials. Today’s Bible Verse 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (KJV), “For which cause… Continue reading Do Not Lose Heart

Jungle in Black by Steve Maguire

A Memoir Jungle in Black is the memoir of Steve Maguire. McGuire was a young, gung-ho, Airborne Ranger who lead a 9th Infantry Division Battalion Reconnaissance Platoon in the 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry in the Mekong Delta in 1969. The story opens with drawn-out and generic combat descriptions that lead up to Maguire’s wounding. The… Continue reading Jungle in Black by Steve Maguire

Focus on God

Dealing with a chronic illness can often lead to depression. Don’t focus on your circumstances. Instead, focus on God. Today’s Bible Verse Psalm 42:1-5 (KJV), “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and… Continue reading Focus on God

Joy

Chronic pain can cause a person to lose their joy. Casting our cares on God and receiving his comfort can help restore our joy. Today’s Bible Verse: Psalm 30:5 (KJV), “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” What the… Continue reading Joy

Comfort

Have you ever been overwhelmed by your thoughts of how you will be able to handle or manage your loved one’s or your chronic illness? Have the “what ifs” overtook you? Are the majority of your thoughts confused and even torturing you with the cares and fears about the future? Today we will see how God’s comfort… Continue reading Comfort

Shelter and Tower

Sometimes the daily struggles of living with a chronic illness overwhelm us. At these times we need a place of retreat, a place of refuge. The Believer in Jesus Christ has such a place. It is to come before God. We can do this by reading the Bible, praying, and being still as we wait… Continue reading Shelter and Tower

God’s Love

Seven Minutes with God: Daily Prayers for the Chronically Ill God’s Love What do you do when the future you had planned is suddenly erased? A person confronting a chronic illness may feel uncertain about the future. Their hopes and dreams may be placed on hold or have to be altered. They may feel hopeless… Continue reading God’s Love

Barksdale’s Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, by Phillip Thomas Tucker

Very Readable Phillip Thomas Tucker’s has written a well researched, very readable book titled “Barksdale’s Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863”. Dr. Tucker’s book makes the premise that at the Battle of Gettysburg General Barksdale’s charge is more significant that General Picket’s charge. The author presents detail after… Continue reading Barksdale’s Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, by Phillip Thomas Tucker

Estes Park, Colorado

Today’s coffee-house photos are of the Starbucks in Estes Park, Colorado. It has two entrances. One is off the main highway that goes through town. The other is off the Big Thompson River and the river walk. It is one of my favorite Starbucks location. I’ve had coffee there at least a dozen times. I… Continue reading Estes Park, Colorado