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Coping with Chronic Migraine

Have you heard of Joni & Friends?

It’s a ministry that was founded by Joni Eareckson Tada, who became a quadriplegic at the age of 17. Her ministry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 40 years. And I was blessed to have the opportunity to share my story on her podcast today.

You can tune in here.

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Heather Hart Speaks at Upcoming Prayer Conference

After struggling with chronic pain for years, Heather Hart has learned how to cling to Jesus when the going gets tough. She says she would not have survived the past few years without her personal relationship with Jesus. Hart is a stay-at-home mom, internationally best-selling and award-winning author, and author coach/mentor.

In 2017, Heather came down with the worst migraine you can imagine, and it never went away. In the past three and a half years, she has only had one pain-free day. In her newly released book, Clinging to Jesus, Hart shares ten ways to pray and meditate on God’s Word when you’re in pain.

One early reviewer said, “As someone who deals with memory and cognitive issues, I felt [Clinging to Jesus] was very easy to read. But even more so, I was grateful for the grace and peace it gave me about my inability to remember Scriptures and their references, or even my own prayers. I’ve felt like such a failure in my own head but Clinging to Jesus helped me see that Jesus loves me for who I am, and there is no condemnation for what I’m not.” 

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Fighting Fear with Prayer

Have you ever tried fighting fear with prayer?

For the most part, prayer is my #1 go-to when I’m scared. Sometimes it takes me a bit to get there, but when I do, I am ever so thankful that I did.

I’m blogging over on Candidly Christian today about three ways prayer can help you overcome your fears, but before I send you that way, I want to share five Bible verses about fighting fear with prayer.

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Living in Light of the Gospel

We walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV)

If you’re anything like me, when you read the words, “Living In Light of the Gospel” you think about sharing your faith. You think about all the lost people of the world who need to know Jesus, but I’m coming to find that it means so much more than that. Yes, sharing our faith is part of it, but it’s not the whole.

Years ago, I was introduced to the idea that the gospel wasn’t just for the unsaved… it wasn’t a onetime thing, but an everyday thing. That realization was life-changing. The love and forgiveness of Christ isn’t something that we ever stop needing.

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When I think about living a holy life, the gospel is where I start. It’s there for when I fail. It’s there for when I’m feeling down.

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Point to Jesus

A new year is upon us. It’s full of new possibilities and new life. The old is gone and the new has come. It’s a new day.

The past few years have been full of new challenges for our family, but one thing has been abundantly clear: God can use any situation, no matter how painful or unexpected, for His glory and our blessing.

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I am not one to dwell on the past, but that’s one life lesson I want to take with me into the new year.

I never want to forget how God blessed our socks off when I was in the hospital. Or how our church family stepped up time and again to fill needs, sometimes before we even realized they were there. Through all the pain and waiting and everything else we went through, we never doubted God’s goodness. Not even for a moment.