Lyme Life Monday ~

Are you stuck in a rut? So many people are. I know a lot of people with chronic illness that have seasons of blah and seasons of exciting growth. I often wonder what makes the difference. Are they just lucky, especially motivated, inexplicably charged with...

Is there Life Off-Line?

I had all but forgotten what it was like to sweep off my front steps. They get the morning sun and it had broken 40 degrees outside, so I brushed our Labrador Retriever out there. We heat with wood. Tiny woodchips and ash are as...

I’m fine –it’s just pain

 We smile and nod when people ask us how we are. If you are like a lot of people with chronic or neurological Lyme Disease, the thought of answering the question conjures up no end to excuses to answer with a polite, “I’m fine” rather...

Lyme Life ~Monday Planning

If you are like most people, you may have indulged in a bit of frivolity last month. The scale may need some adjusting. Maybe you have an unruly wardrobe. Or maybe nothing changed externally, but you can feel the lasting remnants of eating and drinking...

Men and Abortion

The first time I talked with a man about his abortion story, he was calling me in a full-blown panic. His girlfriend was scheduled to have an abortion in the morning and he wanted to know what he could do about it.I had the very...

Maybe Baby

Are you hopeless or hopeful about our society's human rights status? Are the upcoming elections invigorating or horrifying?I can't decide. The overwhelming amount of information that comes across my desk each day has me questioning my own stand moment to moment. Following elections is exhausting.No...

Lyme Life Monday ~ Focus

“What does this make possible?” ~ Michael HyattWhen unexpected events like illness or injury happen, we have the choice to respond with positive thoughts or negative thoughts. Thoughts lead to actions. Actions lead to outcomes.Everyone on earth has had their plans disrupted. No one is...

Lyme Life ~Why I Quit My Doctor

If the Bible is true, I am healed.Actually, there is a lot more to it than that. It’s true the Scriptures say that we were healed. It says we are healed. It says that Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed...

Lyme Life ~ Happy Monday

Happy Monday! There have been lots of Mondays that I would only hope to have been able to say that. I am getting so much better. I’ve been telling everyone, especially myself, that I am getting better and stronger every day. I said it, even when...

Pro-life All Ways

I have written before about the many ways one can be pro-life. Anyone can be a beacon of light in this dark world. Simply being kind to a homeless person or an elderly shut-in are important to fend off depression that may lead to early...