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

A Word of Encouragement

Why, O Lord?

{I’m writing today with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday crew on the prompt, Why? Psalm 44:23-26 (NIV) 23 Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep?     Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever. 24 Why do you hide your face     and forget our misery and oppression? 25 We are brought down to the dust;     our bodies cling to the ground. 26 Rise… Continue reading Why, O Lord?

A Word of Encouragement · fmf

We Are Called to Be Different

We are called to be different. These days many of us would prefer to melt into the crowd than to stand out as different. We would rather not stand out or bring attention to ourselves. But in truth, as Christians, we really should be different. Our lives should attract others to us. No, rather it should attract… Continue reading We Are Called to Be Different

A Word of Encouragement · Link Ups

God’s Comfort Makes us Comfort – Able

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.  When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NLT)       Been There, Done That My husband is the most amazing servant of God when it comes to comforting… Continue reading God’s Comfort Makes us Comfort – Able

A Word of Encouragement · My Spiritual Walk

A Different Kind of Easter

Easter, for me, has always been a great day of celebration. A day of basking in the joy of the resurrection. But this year, it was different. You see, life has changed a lot for our family recently. Easter 2015, my husband was pastoring a church as he had been for nearly 40 years. Our children… Continue reading A Different Kind of Easter

A Word of Encouragement

Look up! Run the Race with Endurance

    Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders ….. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross,… Continue reading Look up! Run the Race with Endurance

fmf · Raised in a Barn

A Heritage of Perseverance in the Middle of a Messy World

 It’s Friday! Time for a Five Minute Friday Writing Challenge. Today’s prompt is MIDDLE. Whenever I participate in the five-minute challenge, I do a few things. First, I resist the temptation to read whatever anyone else might write before I write. Secondly, I consider any scriptures that come to mind. Third, I search my old writings… Continue reading A Heritage of Perseverance in the Middle of a Messy World

A Word of Encouragement

Perseverance in 2017

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS In 2014, my ONE WORD was JOY. It was… Continue reading Perseverance in 2017

A Word of Encouragement

When Your Dreams Are Thrown into the Pits

We all have dreams. And we all have had our dreams dashed, usually by those closest to us. Joseph had BIG dreams. And his family didn’t like his dreams. They thought they were ridiculous and that Joseph was trying to lord it over them. So they threw him and his dreams into a pit. I… Continue reading When Your Dreams Are Thrown into the Pits