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

As I Held Her I Prayed…

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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… Job search update: slow goings here…there are almost no full time positions to apply for…everything is part-time or I get interview, it goes well, and the company tells me “you are over qualified” “you will leave as soon as you find a better paying position” (all jobs are between 8.50-10.00 an hour…I try dissuade that but they have their minds made up before they even talk to me…it feels like I am sinking in quick sand and it is about up to my chin… I am missing my former job and thought I would re-post something that I wrote the first week there…We were in a home with three children and their mother, the home was dirty, there were parenting concerns, and possible allegations of sexual abuse by a former boyfriend toward the children… I heard a little voice say “up”… gladly I lifted her little two year old body into my arms… she held on tight and I started to sway… she played with my necklace, …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

Breaking My Own Rules…

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First things first, go and check out my Go Fund Me campaign to celebrate 3 years cancer free and provide bags of hope for the future to chemo patients…just click on the button to the right to check it out… I shared this last night in a Facebook community that has become a safe place for me, full of support, and good friends…I thought I should share it here, since I want this to be a place of honesty…honesty of my struggles and victories with mental health… I’ve been breaking my own rule which reads: “if you are struggling you need to let people know, because Satan wins when we are silent”  And I have been silently struggling for the past two weeks…I have two months of unemployment left before it runs out…the first few months of being unemployed I had such a peace about it all…God had this, I got laid off, I will find something else, and I am willing to wait until that job comes along… Well after almost 4 ½ months of applying for positions, going to interviews, and not being offered jobs for a variety of reasons, the ‘I trust God with this’ has moved …Read more