“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:2-3 ESV)
Comfort in our suffering. It is what we all long for. Particularly when a chronic health condition invades our lives, with its barbs of longevity, disability, and pain, we long to know for certain we will have the strength to endure. We desire a real hope and consolation that helps us understand that all our pain does have a purpose, even if that purpose is beyond our ability to understand. And, if we face a terminal illness, we need the assurance that the God of all comfort will be with us every step of the way, providing hope and strength for our final days as well as for the life that is to come. This is what our website (and our book) is all about–hope, comfort, and strength that only the living God can provide.
I write from the depth of experience. Margaret battled the autoimmune disease sarcoidosis for almost thirty years, and, on July 26th, 2017, at the age of 63, passed away. Yet our years together are permeated with hope, purpose, joy, and a certainty that at the moment of Margaret’s death she was instantly at home with the Lord.
I pray, as you browse our website, you will find encouragement, even in the darkest of medical circumstances. May the blog posts, recommended resources, and the information about our book be used in some way to help you endure the rough road of chronic disease.
Also, it is my desire to help churches in their ministry to the chronically ill. Whether over the phone, through email, or in person, it would be my privilege to provide support to your local congregation in anyway I can. If you’d like more information, just email me at the address provided on our “contact us” page.
Thanks for visiting our website, and may the Lord richly comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.