All tagged suffering

Like Swiss Chard

My fingers moved across the spindly plants that were limp and clearly near death. I had grown them from seeds. They had survived an unexpected frost and had continued to grow. Recently, they had just plateaued. I thought to myself that maybe I just wasn’t very talented at growing Swiss Chard. Maybe, they just needed to pulled and thrown into the compost, so another plant could have its chance in their space...

Washed by Grace

The waves wash over you as sure as the dawn of each morning's wake. You feel their rhythm- become worn by their friction. You don't know whether to give in or to fight, so you stumble back and forth...

Living with a Chronic Migraine Disorder

I'm five days into the longest streak I have had without a migraine since my surgery in December. I am hoping that this is progress and a good indicator that the new medicine I am on is doing its job well. I am sure that it is also the result of many prayers being asked my behalf. Having a chronic migraine disorder has been humiliating, frustrating, and often downright humbling...

The Glory of God is Our Strength

The gray fog was thick on the river as the sun made its way over the horizon. It slid over the sleek surface bathing it in monochrome, and the sandbar took on its hue. My feet crunched through the white sand as my lab panted beside me on our morning walk. My soul was in distress, and I needed the fresh air...