Welcome to God-Living with Chronic Illness! This site is the result of a deep desire in my heart to help and encourage others with chronic illness. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when my kids were two and four. At that time, there were not a lot of resources for anyone with chronic illness. I searched for websites, books, ANYTHING to tell me how to be a Godly wife and parent with chronic pain. After several years, I finally began to find information about “good” living with fibromyalgia (in terms of physical wellness) but nothing for “God” living—nothing to tell me how to manage a life that included chronic illness with God’s wisdom, grace, and strength. So I decided to start a blog to help others wth chronic illness find the things I was desperately seeking. God-Living with Chronic Illness was born.
At the time I was diagnosed, I didn’t know anyone my age with a chronic illness, and I felt completely isolated. After several stress-filled years of trying to cope with chronic pain (while working part-time and taking care of a family), I read a book called “One More Step” by Rachel Wojo. This book gave me hope that I could survive and maybe even thrive with chronic illness. I asked a few online friends I knew that had chronic illness to join me in an online study of this book, thinking that maybe two or three ladies would join me. I hoped for ten, but before I knew it, we had forty-eight ladies participating. God-Living Girls was born.
I am so honored that you have come here, and I hope you will feel welcome to contact me for encouragement, resources, or if you just need a listening ear. I may not have all the answers, but I know a God who does. I hope I can be an encouragement to you on your journey, but I hope even more so that you will find out that God can sustain you and give you strength for each day. Living well with chronic illness truly is a daily process of relying on Him for the grace and strength to keep going. We find the most peace as we let God meet our needs each day, one day at a time. May His peace and presence be your constant companion and guide.