October Link Party With “A Chronic Voice”

October Link Party
October Link Party

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October Link Party

Happy October! It’s link party time with Sheryl over at A Chronic Voice! This month’s prompt’s are:

October Link Party
October Link Party

Inspiring:

I find that music and friends inspire me the most to keep going day-by-day and not give up. I also am inspired by reading other chronic illness blogs. It helps me realize that I’m not alone. However, my faith in Jesus is the most important anchor for my life. Lately, I’ve been listening to this song a lot. When a song speaks to me, I listen to it over and over again. My family thinks this is silly. I don’t really care.

 

I Have This Hope
by Tenth Avenue North
As I walk this great unknown
Questions come and questions go
Was there purpose for the pain?
Did I cry these tears in vain?
I don’t want to live in fear
I want to trust that You are near
Trust Your grace can be seen
In both triumph and tragedy
I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go
But sometimes my faith feels thin
Like the night will never end
Will You catch every tear
Or will You just leave me here?
But I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go
Yes, I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go
So, whatever happens I will not be afraid
Cause You are closer than this breath that I take
You calm the storm when I hear You call my name
I still believe that one day I’ll see Your face
I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me
I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go
Songwriters: JASON INGRAM, MICHAEL DONEHEY, JEFF OWEN
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, ESSENTIAL MUSIC PUBLISHING

Dreaming:

This may sound stupid, but I’ve been dreaming of heaven. The place where there is no more sickness and pain. Where I can dance and sing without getting short of breath. The place where my Creator God is, so it’s filled with His light, love, and joy! I am so looking forward to it!

Reducing:

I realized this past weekend, that I saved every photo I took of my kids, whether it was a good picture or not. This became apparent as I was looking for a baby picture of my youngest for his senior high school yearbook. I found pictures that I couldn’t even figure out what was happening in them. So, I really need to go through my photos and reduce the pile by throwing out what should never have been kept in the first place. Maybe that will make it easier to organize what’s left. I hope it does!

Creating:

Once I reduce those piles of photos, I want to create photo albums for my boys. My two oldest children were girls and I made beautiful photo albums for them. That didn’t happen for their four  brothers. I also recently bought two small shadow boxes. I have a collection of pins, buttons, and costume jewelry from my growing up years. Creating a shadow box of these mementoes will be fun.

Listening:

I’m really trying to listen and understand what my body needs. I’ve been saying no to things and trying to rest more. Unfortunately, I’ve not been sleeping well. When I just can’t rest, I’ve been coloring. It’s very relaxing. However, I do have to listen to the signals that my hands are getting tired, before I’m in pain.

 

Finally, if you missed last month’s link party,  you can check it out here: https://upbeatliving.net/september-link-party-chronic-voice/

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About Kathryn 65 Articles
I'm a writer, disabled registered nurse, and former home school parent of 6 children ages 16 to 28.

4 Comments

  1. As always, it is such a pleasure to read your version of the linkup. Always insightful, interesting and thought provoking! All the best with creating those lovely albums x

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