Patient Advocacy Post 3 – Importance of Rest

link for podcast below https://anchor.fm/beth-madison/episodes/Patient-Advocacy-Post-3–Importance-of-Rest-e16vohv Deuteronomy 33:12b. “Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” (Isn’t that just a beautiful verse? One of my very favorites!) As a chronic illness patient, I’ve learned a lot about the need for rest. ThingsContinue reading “Patient Advocacy Post 3 – Importance of Rest”

The power of RE

I Kings 17:22 And the Lord listened to the voice of Elijah. And the life of the child came into him again, and he REvived. Luke 15:24 “for this son of mine was dead and has REturned to life. He was lost and is found.” So the party began. Job 24:10 The Lord also REstoredContinue reading “The power of RE”

Revisiting even-if*

Daniel 3:17. the God whom we serve is able to save us from the blazing furnace and from your power, then he will. But even if he doesn’t, Your Majesty may be sure that we will not worship your god, and we will not bow down to the gold statue that you have set up.Continue reading “Revisiting even-if*”

Stoned

Matthew 21:44 Whoever falls on this Stone will be broken. And on the one it falls, it will make him like dust. Psalm 103:14. He knows what we are made of; he remembers that we are dust. On days like today, I wish I could be stoned. Yes, you did read (or hear) that correctlyContinue reading “Stoned”

Just along for the ride

Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Sitting on the back of my husband, Andy’s motorcycle as he drives through the countryside on a beautiful day is one of my all-time favoriteContinue reading “Just along for the ride”

Living a lie

2 Corinthians 12:9. Each time he said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ’s power, instead of showing off my own power and abilitiesContinue reading “Living a lie”

More than a necklace

Matthew 6:21. For where your heart is, there your treasure shall be also. “May I tell you a story today?” Sometimes I start my classes at my university with that phrase because it usually grabs my students’ attention and helps ease all of us into the task of learning together. And this story is oneContinue reading “More than a necklace”