It is so hard to be kind when we feel terrible. We end up praying for everyone around us to understand and be what we need them to be. This is when I ned God's grace more than ever and to remember my words (kind... or not...) DO make a difference! #lisacopen #illness #quote
"When an unexpected danger occurs from your illness, like a threatening side effect, turning to God may not be your first instinct. However, God's presence is not dependent on which way you turn. But when you turn toward Him, you may feel greater warmth from His glory." --Lisa Copen (link to devotional)
Being Sick Well: Joyful Living Despite Chronic Illness --Christian physician Boyd-whose own late wife suffered from heart and kidney problems, paralysis and strokes-extends an honest and compassionate resource for the chronically ill and their caregivers. Boyd has two goals: to persuade readers that we are facing an "epidemic" of chronic illness, and to help sick people have more joyful lives. In good self-help form, he offers 20 "strategies" for joyful living...
16 Meaningful Pictures That Will Leave you Stunned - Page 4 of 5
On Life After Cancer: “We are the sum total of all our experiences, but are defined by the heart and soul of who we are. It’s because of this heart and soul that we stay firm on the road as survivors, and not only that, as thrivers. Cancer is past, and living IS what we do today. Walk the walk of life, hug your loved ones, hug yourself, and cherish each little inane and important moment of your days.” ~Christine Parkhurst, Lymphoma Survivor