My guinea pigs get treats regularly, which they love. When they hear the rustle of a bag, they wheek, in hopes that the bag might contain something special for them. Today, I was passing out molasses, raisin, and oatmeal horse treats. They come as three circles together as a triangle and I usually break them… Continue reading Cavy Treats
After a friend, Kylee, was hospitalized after a particularly scary series of dystonic attacks and still chose to post 10 positives for the day, I decided to follow suite and post a list of my own positives. I also found this very appropriate quote which reminds me of the old hymn “Count Your Blessings.” Download the full… Continue reading Count Your Blessings
I’ve not been around much, and I suppose there are excuses for it, but I’m not going to go into them in depth here (maybe later). This post is to talk about this crazy holiday we are celebrating. Recently, I’ve become rather anti-Christmas. The last few years, it was mostly just the commercialism of Christmas… Continue reading Anti-Christmas
“He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…in this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.” 1 Peter 1:3 and 6 In our growth group, we are reading through 1… Continue reading Hope
One thing that I’ve been questioning recently is how God could have allowed all this pain to happen to me when so many people were praying for my surgery to go well and cure the pain. A few days ago, God revealed a comforting analogy to me through nature that helped me understand a little… Continue reading Comfort from a Storm
In reflection over my last post, I’ve realized that I failed to mention another huge part of the realization my lack of participation in worship made me realize. God is worthy and I cannot give Him what He deserves. It doesn’t matter if you have one working arm or a hundred, as humans we simply… Continue reading Who Can Do It?
During worship this morning, I stood gritting my teeth and holding back tears, desperately clutching my arm to my body in an attempt to protect it from the low bass sound waves ricocheted around my body. For some reason, my arm responds to low sound waves the same way your arm might if it was… Continue reading How Can I Say Thanks?
The purpose of this blog isn’t for me to complain, but to comment on my life with a chronic pain syndrome, which of course includes pain. Even though pain is a part of my everyday life, it isn’t always the thing that most affects my life. Sometimes the emotional struggles are just as difficult as… Continue reading I Can Niko