Protection

Seven Minutes with God: Daily Prayers for the Chronically Ill 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 of treating my oral lichen planus.… Continue reading Protection

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Rest

Today’s Scripture tells us to rest – be still and knows I am God. Today’s Bible Verse: Psalm 46:10 (KJV), ” Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” What the verse means: Part of learning to deal with a chronic… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Rest

Writing: Yea, this post is about writing.

I’m going to try an experiment over the next few weeks. On Wednesdays, I will write about writing and how I got where I am. Let’s see, let me begin with my bio. Just kidding, who cares about a personal biography except for the bio writer and maybe his or her mother. Just like the… Continue reading Writing: Yea, this post is about writing.

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Prosper

Today’s passage speaks on our mental health and general well-being Today’s Bible Verse: 3 John 1:2 (KJV), “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” What the verse means: John the author is addressing Gaius. The prosperity referred to here is mental health and… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Prosper

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Live or Die

In the world, most people live for themselves and live for today. The live for now lifestyle is different from how a Christian should live. The purpose of the Christian life is to do the Lord’s will and promote his glory by our life. This doesn’t mean you cannot have fun. On the contrary, it allows… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Live or Die

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Trust

When dealing with a chronic illness sometimes it is tough to maintain focus or have peace of mind. The person battling the illness often finds themselves dwelling on what is happening to them physically, fiscally, and thinking if they’ll even have a future. It can be hard. Today’s verse gives us hope as it tells… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Trust

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Hearing

When we face a chronic illness too often, we rush in and try to accomplish everything in our own power. We manage this. We plan that. We listen to friend A or to family member B. We may hear different recommendations from our healing team, that is the doctors, ministers, and caregivers. We need to… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Hearing

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Fear

A normal feeling for one facing a chronic illness is fear. The unknown and uncertainty are scary. The very word cancer often has death or at least its possibility confronting us.  If it is rheumatoid arthritis you picture pain and decreased mobility or use of joints. Today’s Scripture reminds us that God is with us.… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Fear

White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson by Brenda Wineapple

He had seen men enslaved, and seen death in battle on a terrible scale. So when a young, unknown poet named Emily Dickinson wrote to ask whether he thought her verse was “alive”, Thomas Wentworth Higginson – a critic for The Atlantic Monthly and a decorated Union veteran – knew he was seeing poetry that… Continue reading White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson by Brenda Wineapple

Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Deliverance

The Bible does not flatter us with the false hope that goodness will secure us from trouble. Instead, the Bible warns us over and over to expect tribulation while we are in this body. Our afflictions come from all directions and at any time. They challenges are many but with Jesus Christ, we can face… Continue reading Prayers for the Chronically Ill – Deliverance