Hey, I’m Emily, and I am so glad you’re here!
People living with and fighting chronic illnesses are warriors.
They are some of the most disciplined people I have ever met. They know what they need and work with everything in them to get it, even when their body fails them over and over again.
As determined as those living with chronic illnesses may be, they are also misunderstood by the world around them.
Why are they always tired? Why don’t they socialize like they used to? Why are they such picky eaters?
What those around them may not understand is that these chronic illness warriors would give almost anything to have energy again, to be fun around people, and to go out for a slice of pizza instead of sticking to their regimented diet.
The chronically ill are forced to live their lives differently than the average healthy person, with the hope that these lifestyle choices will benefit them in the long-run and give them sustained energy to enjoy the time they have right now.
The life of a chronically ill person can be a lonely one.
If this is you – if you are suffering from a chronic illness – then I want you to know that you are not alone.
This blog is for you. It’s a place where you can come, feel understood, and find hope to get you through your most difficult days.
Please know that you’re seen. You’re heard. And you’re loved.
What You Can Expect Here:
I write here on the blog about finding hope amidst chronic illness. As a Lyme Disease patient myself, I am continually learning what it means to trust God during our hardest moments. You can expect to find posts about once a week about faith, chronic illness, and what it means to live fully reliant on God.
It would be great to connect with you! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I used to read and reply to every email, but as this blog has grown I no longer have the capacity to answer every email. I still read them all but may not always reply. Please know how much I do appreciate the thoughtful emails I receive. I’m so encouraged by the journeys of others as they face chronic illness!
I’d love to give you a free copy of my short eBook Finding Hope Through the Fog.
Something That’s Helping Me Heal:
I was treating Lyme Disease and several other chronic conditions for over a year before I came across a program called the Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS). While I am not a doctor and cannot give medical advice, I do want to express DNRS has aided in the healing I have experienced. I do have more progress to be made, but the program has been a game-changer, and I cannot recommend it enough.
DNRS helps people who are facing anything from Fibromyalgia to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to food sensitivities to headaches, and so much more! If you have tried everything and are still looking for something that may help you, I recommend that you check out the program.
A Little More About Me:
After growing up thinking I was a Christian, I finally met Jesus when I was 18. I can still remember how I felt that evening in a campus worship service where we sang Lifehouse’s “Everything” and Todd Agnew’s “Grace Like Rain,” before hearing a message about Christ already paying for my sin. I realized for the first time that my sin was just as bad as anyone else’s and that I didn’t have to first clean myself up to come to Christ. My whole world changed as I learned what a real relationship with Christ meant.
My husband Jonathan is my best friend and a true partner. He spurs me on to place my hope in Christ. Jonathan’s example of loving and serving the local church has been instrumental in my walk with the Lord.
God keeps impressing on my heart the need to share with others that life is about more than what we can see here and now on earth. He has a higher purpose and calling for each one of us. Join with me in exploring what it means to encounter life – a real, true life that is only found through following Jesus!
Stories get me excited. Will you tell me yours? Send me an email. Let’s chat.