How to Hang On

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. — 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NIV) Is life getting you down? Do you feel like you’re at the end of your rope? Here are seven Biblical principles on how to hang on… Continue reading How to Hang On

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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 Troubles are Temporary

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Compassion

Suffering a chronic illness affects people in different ways. Depression may come to reside with some people. Other persons can become bitter. Withdrawal from friends and family can occur with some. For the Believer in Jesus Christ, it often mellows our heart to make us more compassionate. The chronic illness allows us empathy and often becomes the point… Continue reading Compassion

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Exercise and The Writer

I found it at the used bookstore and couldn’t resist taking it off the shelf. It’s just the kind of book I would love to have in my library. And the collection of words was half-price! Yes, I’m a book junkie and was in a “book house” feeding my addiction to hold, caress, and smell… Continue reading Exercise and The Writer

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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

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Hell’s Highway by George Koskimaki

George Koskimaki was 101st Airborne Division Commanding General, Major General Maxwell Taylor’s radio operator. He wrote the three-book history of the 101st Airborne during World War Two. Hell’s Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign, September – November 1944 is the second book in the series. The book focuses on Operation Market Garden… Continue reading Hell’s Highway by George Koskimaki

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Worry

Within the last year, 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 Worry

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