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...

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...

Lyme Life ~Ready to Die

I'm ready to die. Just because someone is ready to die, doesn't mean they want to. Conversely, just because someone wants to die, doesn't mean they are ready to.When I say that I am ready to die, I mean I have come to terms with my...

Lyme Life ~Nobody Dies Suddenly

Some people will certainly find the title offensive. Some will immediately balk. Some will think of loved ones or acquaintances who were killed in an accident. Others know someone who died of an illness without warning.It’s true that people die without long drawn-out illness. It...

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Lyme Life ~ Recreation

Recreation is so important. It's in the top ten most important things to know. Number four of the ten commandments tells us to set aside one day per week to rest. This is after the pattern of creation itself.On the first day, God said, "Let...

Lyme Life ~Testing Boundaries

I've been sick as long as I can remember. For so much of my life, doctors told me I was stressed. So, I pressed through. I went to work part-time, raised my children, kept the house, maintained my marriage, and managed to do a great...

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...