Finding Freedom in the Hidden Place

We’ve spent the last few posts in our Chronic-Thriving series discussing practical ways to live well with pain, but let’s talk about the emotional strain of it all. In the foggy days of my journey, it felt as though chronic pain had frozen me in place. Everything I had been able to do I could…

The Surprising Habit of Pain

Pain has a surprising habit of crushing our hearts gloriously nearer to God Himself. And it is God who can take the impossible–especially the impossible!–and transform it into beauty while pressing His love and goodness deep into our chasm of heartache. But we turn to despair so fast. Surely pain is here because we are…

Tidings of Comfort and Joy in March

God gives and gives and gives and gives again. I am already anticipating the holiday season. I love that we savor that season as long as we can. We give thanks for the year and then we prepare our hearts to celebrate the Life who gives us life. We celebrate the birth of Jesus on…

When Growing Pains Overwhelm Your Soul–

You’re right in the middle of it. You’re experiencing more growing pains in your soul. And 2019 is turning out to be overwhelming. Again. Like it was last year. Only just recently you felt like you were making a lot of heart progress and it seemed like maybe you were turning a hundred corners and…