A Word of Encouragement · fmf

When we See as God Sees

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, [START] I get disturbed when I watch the news these days. Whether you look at the protesting crowds or the ones they are protesting against, you see so much that is not of God. But recently, I did a study about kindness and goodness. It… Continue reading When we See as God Sees

A Word of Encouragement

FMF: Loyal Friends

To my loyal friends, old and new; I am so excited to let you know that my website is in the midst of a huge renovation. Actually, more than a renovation. My friend Michele Bruxvoort, who has written here several times, and I have decided to join forces and create a brand new website. After… Continue reading FMF: Loyal Friends

A Word of Encouragement

Loved or Unloved – That is the Question

Are you feeling loved today? Consider Roman’s 8:38 What can come between us and the love of God’s Anointed? Can troubles, hardships, persecution, hunger, poverty, danger, or even death?    The answer is, absolutely nothing.     In this mean and evil world, it’s hard to keep our hearts and souls from becoming singed by… Continue reading Loved or Unloved – That is the Question

Fibromyalgia

How I Managed Fibromyalgia and Survived my Daughter’s Wedding

Dear Friend; You asked me recently how I am doing after my daughter’s wedding. It took me until now (about 6 weeks) to recover but it was worth it! It was the most beautiful day and I was able to be right there and most importantly, not in pain! I shared about the wedding on… Continue reading How I Managed Fibromyalgia and Survived my Daughter’s Wedding

A Word of Encouragement · fmf

A Dozen Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Having been in the ministry, I have conflicting feelings about Pastor Appreciation month. On the one hand,  it is a very good reminder to the people to take a moment and let their pastor know how much you love them. On the other hand, it can be a very depressing… Continue reading A Dozen Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

fmf · Hymns

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace   After a prompt from Five Minute Friday, my thoughts went directly to an old hymn favorite, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. I… Continue reading Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Book Reviews · Praying the Scriptures

Book Review: Praying Psalm 91

31 Days of Praying Psalm 91 Wow!  I just finished Susan Chamberlain Shipe’s new book 31 Days of Praying Psalm 91. She sent it to me to review so I began reading it but I wasn’t too far into it before I decided I should be praying the book over my family. And so I… Continue reading Book Review: Praying Psalm 91

Fibromyalgia · Health

Facing Depression and Anxiety

Many people who suffer from chronic pain and fibromyalgia, also suffer from depression and anxiety. So this week, I have asked my friend Jess Bongiorno to share about the topic. If you have been following this blog for a while, you may remember that she had written encouraging words before about facing depression.  Click to… Continue reading Facing Depression and Anxiety

Fibromyalgia

Fibro Friend ~ How Are Your Finances Holding Out?

Are your Finances holding out? This is a question that most friends and family never think to ask, “How are your finances?” It’s a little personal and maybe that is why no one asks but the truth is that sickness can take a big toll on anyone’s finances no matter how much insurance you have.… Continue reading Fibro Friend ~ How Are Your Finances Holding Out?

A Word of Encouragement

Letters to Friends ~ How Are You Doing Since Your Diagnosis?

    It’s time for another Letter to Friends! Right after diagnosis, is probably the best time to share with your friends about fibromyalgia and how it affects you. Mainly because our world is so fast-paced, people will quickly forget that you have a health issue at all, especially when it comes to fibro and… Continue reading Letters to Friends ~ How Are You Doing Since Your Diagnosis?