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Study Update & Prayer Need {{Trials}}

Our weather is changing, and I want to make sure my blog is “prepared” for the season ahead. So from now, we are entering “Summer” mode. Some chronic illness bloggers, simply cannot blog during the heat months. Myself? I have played around with the idea. I want to keep blogging, but our Corinthians study will change as a direct result (I am truly sorry about that, for those who are following along with me). See: I want to continue the Bible study on Corinthians, but I cannot be expected to follow any timetable or order.

Nice thing is – my manuscript journal is very flexible, where I can roam wherever. Thank you, Jesus!

My Goal –

I am looking at my word count thus far (to make sure I don’t “go over” like a preacher in a pulpit might), but can I be honest with you?

My goal is still this: to draw nearer to our Lord Jesus Christ, make disciples, and build up each other. That’s all I want. It’s a bigger vision than completing a Bible study “on time”.

The Lord can definitely use these Summer months to bring out hard lessons I won’t learn otherwise. I just hope, I can continue to be authentic in sharing these hard lessons. I want us to be able to have this place of community, so we aren’t going through difficulties without other Christians to comfort us and point us to Jesus.

Ladies: Don’t forget about the Facebook group we have available.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching (Heb. 10:24-25).

My secret weapon for the Summer is always this: the book of PsalmsPsalms is always part of the “spiritual glue” that the Lord has used to hold me together.

I may blog about different things this Summer. I don’t know what is in store for me, but I do know that I need to keep drawing nearer to the Lord and stay plugged into my places of support that lead me straight to Him.

Prayer Request –

I have a fairly important appointment on Tuesday (5/1), and I would love your prayer support for that meeting. I have been facing more hard moments of depression (too intense to deal with solo), and so Tuesday is the beginning of reaching out to see what kind of help there is available with my health insurance.

In the meantime, I am going to sit here and begin diving into Psalms 139 – which has always been “my” Psalm when it comes to depression. It is the one God chose to use, to reach my heart many years ago.

Thank you for listening and taking the time to read my posts. I appreciate you all very much!

Featured image by Toa Heftiba of Unsplash.



One response to “Study Update & Prayer Need {{Trials}}”

  1. I love your goal!
    ” draw nearer to our Lord Jesus Christ, make disciples, and build up each other.”
    Also, I share your love of the Psalms.

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My name is Stacey. This is my favorite space on the web. Gracefully Overcoming has become my outlet as I learn to cope with multiple chronic illnesses. It is where my trials and faith in Christ come together.


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