Thankful for My Broken Body

I’m so glad to feature fellow Redbud, Dorothy Greco, sharing reflections on thanking God in light of our frailties.

Photography courtesy of www.dorothygreco.com
Photography courtesy of http://www.dorothygreco.com

When our youngest turned one, a virus took up residence in my body and refused to be evicted. After two months, it morphed. I suddenly needed to sleep for ten, twelve, sometimes even fourteen hours a day. Unrelenting, debilitating pain became my new normal. After two years of scans, scopes, and visits with specialists, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. One year later, celiac disease was added to that list.

The chronic health issues have impacted every aspect of life: my work as a photographer, my parenting, our marital intimacy, my sleep (or lack thereof), traveling, eating out, etc. That’s a lot of loss. Though I continue to ask God to remove this thorn from my flesh, I am now thankful for this broken body.

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Guest Post: What do you Know about the Finisher?

I loved this post about running the race of life by my college friend and fellow English major, QuaWanna, and was glad she gave me the opportunity to share this with you.

There are people that read the end of a book before they decide to commit to the rest of the chapters.  I don’t understand it, although I’ve read about several reasons why people choose to do so. “How does skipping to the end tell the reader anything about what happens throughout the book?” 

Good question.  Hold that thought…..

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