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Finding Contentment in Chronic Illness – Liz Carter

“We find contentment when we look to Jesus within our pain rather than waiting for the pain to go. Laying out our suffering before God and others – and refusing to let bitterness become our script – allows us to reach further into the depths of God and find unexpected treasure.
If contentment seems elusive to you, remember that God’s love is far bigger, far wider than we can know…” – Liz Carter

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Lament for the Disbelieved

’Lament’ sounds very spiritual and dignified. What it looks like in practice is ugly-crying in your front garden while the sun sets.

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Interview with Ruth O’Reilly for UCB 2 – on chronic illness

Listen here for the replay of my LIVE interview with radio UCB 2’s Ruth O’Reilly – talking for 35 minutes on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and why what helps chronic illness sufferers is counter-intuitive to most Christians.

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Tools and Treasures #fiveminutefriday

The origin of the word ‘provide’ gives us a different perspective on the word – before-seeing, or foresight. The God who provides is the God who sees ahead. We couldn’t anticipate our circumstances, nor what we would need. Alongside our scrabbling around to get the help we needed, we also found unexpected supplies to help us on the way. 

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To the One Bruised by Church (at Off the Page)

I started to wonder: can we reframe our experiences in the wilderness? Rather than being a curse, what if spiritual wilderness is a strange blessing?

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On Overcoming and Chronic Illness

It’s not a battle: it’s losing your foothold and swirling beneath the waves. You cannot overcome when the hard times come; you are overcome.

This is our reality. But it is not the only story.

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Cure vs Healing – the Mudroom

So often as Christians we want to run in with a cure – for sick people, and the world at large – but we are called to the slower work of healing.

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When Your Prayer Doesn’t Heal Me (She Loves)

Healing prayer can be really hard emotionally for those with chronic illness receiving prayer.
Why? When the healing doesn’t happen we want someone to blame.

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