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Guest Post by: Chris Morris

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I am so excited to have Chris Morris here today as a guest…He is currently writing a book about living with chronic illness and his writing/story-telling is an inspiration, and motivation for many…make sure and show him some love in the comments as well as go visit his site…you will not be disappointed… Next week I will start back with the regular workings of Careless in the Care of God and we will be discussing Boundaries, how to recognize when your boundaries are being crossed, how to set boundaries with those in your life, and how to enforce the boundaries that you set… We are 40% funded for “Change in Perspective” bags…click here to see how you can help give hope, and permission to dream for the future to patients receiving chemotherapy…the campaign is open until Nov 24th… “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable …Read more

Guest Post by: Viq Thomasson

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  25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”  Matthew 6:25-26, NIV      When I saw that April was looking for guest posters to speak/blog/write/ramble about Matthew 6:25-26, I was excited.  I hate the term “life verse” – but if I had one, that would be it.  (We, and I am definitely using the royal “we” here, are going to refer to those verses as one verse through the course of this post because, hey, artistic license.  Also, I’m lazy, and I’ve already made the same typo 4 times.  I’m tired of fixing it.)      I have clung to this verse in some very dark places.  I have held on to it, white-knuckled with fear, through some very long nights.  There are nights yet to come that I am sure will be just as dark – and that verse will be there, …Read more

Life Outside the Lines by: Liz Clark

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Today is a special day in my life…the 3 year anniversary of my being in remission from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma…At the end of this post I have a special way that you can help me celebrate… Today’s post is written by Liz Clark…among many other talents, she is a writer…a writer who uses words to paints beautiful pictures of truth, and hope…I am lucky to name her as a friend… I follow the colorful lines painted on the floor beneath my feet.  The rainbow of color seems out of place on the cold tile. The lines run side-by-side for a while, leading a small group of us forward, each of us silent on our journey.   At the first intersection, the colored lines shoot off in different directions.  The signs above us tell us what each color means, leading our tired feet to our loved ones. Obstetrics is pea-green. Pediatrics is orange. Cardiology is red.  That seems ironic. Neurology is brown I follow blue. Blue for Oncology. I don’t want to be there.  I don’t want to follow the blue line that ends in a part of the hospital where one of my friends is fighting for his life. I walk slowly …Read more

Guest Post by: Sarah Honett

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““Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”  Matthew 6:27 convicts me more than I’d like to admit.  While I know that worrying about something will not affect its outcome, I still struggle with this.  In reading this passage (Matthew 6:25-34), Jesus reminds us of several key points.  Here are the two that stick out to me most this morning:  1) We are valued.  2) Stay in the moment. In my typical day, I really don’t think about birds… Sure, I see them flying overhead often, but I don’t ever stop to think about a bird’s life.  When I read Matthew 6:26, I am reminded that they live in the moment.  Birds don’t have a savings account or storage facility.  They don’t worry about climbing a corporate ladder.  They are “free” and “careless in the care of God.”  The NIV states, “your heavenly Father feeds them.” For those of us that struggle with worry, God wants to give us freedom from worry.  He wants to remind us that He takes care of feeding the birds and giving them shelter, and He wants to do so much more for us. I needed this guest blog.  I …Read more