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Rachel Lundy
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God’s Word is valuable. In fact, it is so valuable that the psalmist said, “It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes” (Psalm 119:71). It was through affliction that he to keep God’s Word.
"You have dealt well with your servant,     O Lord, according to your word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge,     for I believe in your commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray,     but now I keep your word...
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A couple of months ago I was planning on writing a blog post with tips for surviving summer as a mom with a chronic illness, but instead I find myself with very few tips. I can do so little that most days it feels like I’m barely holding on. So my tips are simple: Pray. Read your Bible. Rest. Be with your children when you can. Watch Movies. Teach your children to help out. Accept help from others. That is pretty much my formula for making it through this summer!
This is a challenging summer for my family and me. My body is weak and tired, and I am struggling to take care of William and Adelaide while Will is at work. I stay in bed most of the weekend so that I can partially recover f...
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"And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all." 1 Thessalonians 5:14
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Joni says, "I encourage you to join me this year in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA by asking God to work in your heart. How can you demonstrate a changed heart towards the disabled?"

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By: Joni Eareckson Tada; July 26, 2015; 0 Comments; Joni's Posts. Joni Signs the ADA. As a member of the National Council on Disability, I was thrilled to see the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act back in 1990. I remember sitting in my wheelchair on the White House lawn, ...
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Kara Tippets battled cancer for two and a half years. During that time, many friends came around the Tippetts family to support and serve them. Kara is now home in Heaven, but before passing from this life to the next, she and her friend, Jill Lynn Buteyn, wrote a book about walking with a friend through suffering. Kara and Jill loved and served each other well, and their friendship is an example to follow. Their book, Just Show Up, will be a helpful resource to others who are going through a season of suffering with a friend.
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There is much to look forward to with my new seat by the backyard windows!
In July Will and my sister, Krista, rearranged furniture in our house so that I could have one of my recliners next to the big sliding glass doors in our office. This allows me to recline and watch William and Adelaide play o...
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"Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2
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Fair Trade Friday is celebrating one year! It has been an honor to partner with them this summer and share about Fair Trade Friday and the impact this ministry is having. To learn more about Fair Trade Friday, visit http://fairtradefriday.club #FTFClub #FTFBloggingTeam 
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Many times God chooses not to grant a miracle of deliverance from our suffering. Instead, He sustains us through our trials, and His power is made perfect in our weakness. If you have a chronic illness or disability, or if you are parenting a child with special needs, this article by Kara Dedert will encourage you today.

"We like to remember the stories where men beat the odds. We like trophy stories, ones that showcase deliverance and give testimony of God’s power. We’d be lying to say we didn’t want to see this in our kid’s lives too...

...Deliverance hasn’t come from our circumstances. But God doesn’t need Calvin to beat the odds in order to prove his goodness, faithfulness, power and salvation. Our weakness is precisely what he is using to show his power and presence."

http://specialneedsparenting.net/god-doesnt-need-my-kid-to-beat-the-odds/
  It was so definitive, those conclusive words of the neurologist: “He will never walk or talk. In many ways he is incompatible with life.” Calvin was less than one and I was more than hopeful. I would sit up late at night reading stories of kids pushing far past their prognosis, astounding doctors with …
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperi...
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This is a simple, little coin purse, but it has an amazing story.
This is a simple, little coin purse, but it has an amazing story. This coin purse comes from Zambia, it and it was made by women who are employed through Clothed in Hope. When Fair Trade Friday partnered with Clothed in Ho...
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Living with dysautonomia. Filled with hope. Depending on grace.
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I’m Rachel, a wife, a mother, and a sinner saved by grace. I like coffee, flowers, the color purple, and painted toenails. I have never reached my chocolate threshold seriously think I may not have one. I have dysautonomia; it’s a chronic invisible illness, and it makes life challenging. I am learning to take life one day at a time, to rely on Christ’s strength, and to rest in God’s grace. Despite the difficulties I face, I am very blessed. God has given me a loving family and blessings beyond what I deserve.
 
I am married to a wonderful man, Will, who faithfully cares for me every day. Being his wife, companion, and friend is such a gift! Will is in pastoral ministry. God has entrusted two precious children, William (9 years old) and Adelaide (5 years old), to our care. They brighten my days while simultaneously wearing me out! I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

Over the years my dysautonomia has continued to get worse, and daily life has become more and more challenging. Barring a miracle I will probably be disabled for the rest of my life. This is a great opportunity for me to learn to be content and trust the Lord! Even in the midst of suffering, God has a plan and a purpose. If living a life with a disabling form of dysautonomia will bring the most glory to God, then so be it. Suffering from dysautonomia for a few years on earth is a small sacrifice to make in light of all that Christ has done for me. It is worth following God and obeying Him at any cost.
 
I invite you to join me at my blog, Cranberry Tea Time, where I share about my life with dysautonomia and the hope and joy that I have despite the difficulties of living with a chronic illness.
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  • Alaska Bible College
    Biblical Studies and Christian Education, 1999 - 2003
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Five Minute Friday: Learn
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"You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandm

My New Favorite Seat in the House
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The Amazing Story of a Simple Coin Purse
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Free Ebook: Hope for the Hard Days
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Favorite Books in 2014
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Busy Hands: Matching Scarves
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Chronic Illness and Friendship
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