Here, I will share my journey. My struggles. My encouragement. My lessons learned. My testimony: the story I have to tell.
Mindful of Christ
I suffer from a facial disease called Trigeminal Neuralgia. I wanted to write a little bit about that, and today’s struggle I faced while at church. “Taking” about chronic illness can make others skittish, and I understand. Chronic illness is quite honestly very scary. Even as an outsider, it is scary. One of the reasons… Continue reading
Sick and Tired…
The past several days I am battling some serious physical exhaustion. It comes with the territory. I have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I know, it is part of my new territory. I don’t think that fully takes away the pain that I face, but it may make it a bit easier knowing 1) I… Continue reading
I want to serve in my local church body. The question actually isn’t “how”. The more permanent question would probably be “how do I avoid beating up myself for my different “able” abilities?” With the body weakness it’s hard to commit to anything, yet I know God has a purpose and a specific way He… Continue reading
Being chronically ill, I am constantly reminded of what I am not: I am not able to do very many things. I get easily tired. Even too physically weak to move. Difficulty standing. Can’t think straight at times. Get overloaded easily. Get discouraged. I get my hopes up that someday I will discover what actually… Continue reading
Concept of Rest
I wanted to write something today, just to post. I haven’t been able to get on here to post since Christmas day. Kinda saddening. I want to write. My thoughts are just all jumbled up. I have been feeling pretty defeated this week in a sense. It is definitely attacking my emotions and how I… Continue reading
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.