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 that you will find the God who truly can sustain you and give you strength for each day. Living well with chronic illness is a daily process of relying on Him for the grace and strength to keep going. I have found that 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.