Faith, Health, Things I've Learned

We Don’t Get to Choose Our Suffering Thoughts on Suffering, Control, & God's Grace In It All

My life looks far different than what I imagined if you would have asked me a year ago. I pictured a growing belly or newborn, good health, and being home full-time. I never imagined we’d be heading into two months of waiting for background checks to clear for an adoption. Or that I’d be frequenting… Read More We Don’t Get to Choose Our Suffering Thoughts on Suffering, Control, & God's Grace In It All

Health, Things I've Learned

3 Lessons I’ve Learned from Chronic Illness What Having an Autoimmune Disease Has Taught Me

I recently shared about my experience with autoimmune disease, and today I want to share three lessons I’ve learned from chronic illness. I’m sure I will continue to learn more, and I’ll share as I do, but here’s what I’ve learned so far… 1. You never know what battles people are fighting. I have found… Read More 3 Lessons I’ve Learned from Chronic Illness What Having an Autoimmune Disease Has Taught Me

Faith, Things I've Learned

The Year that God Grew My Empathy The Good in the Hard

This year has been filled with some hard things. And looking back, they’re hard things that I’m thankful for, because ultimately they’ve grown my empathy. I’ve always felt like I’ve struggled to be compassionate and have empathy for other people’s hardships. But I realize that every time I go through something difficult, I suddenly have… Read More The Year that God Grew My Empathy The Good in the Hard