Anger, Anxiety, Emotions, Fear, Health, Illness, Stress

Michelle’s Story: Serving God through Persistent Pain

“Who made you boss of everyone!?” she asked me on the first-grade playground at recess.    My type-A approach to life started almost 45 years ago, and from there I grew into a strong, resilient, persevering woman who gets stuff done—until my 20s, when debilitating, persistent migraines, gut issues, and an absurdly long list of food… Read More Michelle’s Story: Serving God through Persistent Pain

Anger, Emotions, Fear, Relationships, Worry

Clarissa’s Story: Pride and the Pursuit of Protection

From the beginning of the pandemic, I have taken this virus seriously. I went to a wedding the weekend that Illinois schools closed and then quarantined for two weeks in the event that I might have caught the virus. I didn’t want to inadvertently get anyone sick, especially my family. Even as things opened up, my husband and… Read More Clarissa’s Story: Pride and the Pursuit of Protection

Anger, Emotions, Family, Fear, Grief and Sadness, Relationships

Sandy’s Story: Battling Bitterness While Missing Family

The 2020 holiday season is here and I’m wondering, “Should we get together with family? What about friends? Will I get to be with my grandchildren?” We had plans for out-of-town guests to come for Thanksgiving, but that changed at the last minute because of a family member being exposed to COVID-19. Even though I know it… Read More Sandy’s Story: Battling Bitterness While Missing Family