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Crying Abba Father

Crying Abba Father

Suffering and hope. Life and peace through the Spirit. Calling out Abba Father. No condemnation. Romans 8 is full of goodness. I was 15 when Romans 8 first captured and broke my hardened heart. It is now 10 years later, and the Lord is still […]

Learning the path to love.

Learning the path to love.

Humility. What a word. What a strange and rare and beautiful thing. The Lord started putting the word humility on my heart this past Sunday morning. I have been reading A Loving Life by Paul Miller slowly for the past few months. This Sunday morning, […]

I have a disability.

I have a disability.

When I am honest with myself and slow down, I realize that I have a disability. Narcolepsy, jaw pain, and Raynaud’s disease limit my ability to cope with life everyday. Without medication, I cannot drive. With medication, I still have to be very careful and […]

Mascara running down my face

Mascara running down my face

I do enjoy writing. There is freedom in writing and letting my thoughts run free. I forget the things I love. I get stuck on duty and responsibility and all the “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts.” My husband is good to me. He helps me see things […]

Narcolepsy: my complicated and invisible disorder

Narcolepsy: my complicated and invisible disorder

Ignorance is bliss One of my first exposures to understanding narcolepsy was a Youtube video of a dog with narcolepsy. The video shows the dog experiencing loss of muscle of control and inaccurately describes the symptom as an inability to stay awake at any given […]

“Rising” my voice

“Rising” my voice

I have loved the idea of being an advocate ever since I understood the meaning of the word. The thought of supporting those that cannot support themselves, creating practical and positive change, and shining light on issues that people are blind to inspires and motivates […]

When there is no best way

When there is no best way

Life is mysterious. The clouds are bright today and the wind is fierce. There isn’t always a best way, and that is a blessing. Lord, what do you want me to write today? There is so much I could write about. I feel grateful that […]

Challenge your perspective

Challenge your perspective

I love growing in intimacy with others. I love learning about the people in my life and discovering all their quirks, dreams, and desires. One of the most beautiful and unexpected things about intimacy is that it allows individuals to see with entirely different eyes. […]

Entering into your pain

Entering into your pain

I had a sleep attack just now. It can happen throughout all hours of the day, but it happens to me the most after I eat lunch. I probably should nap and not try to write right now, but I already napped this morning, and I am sick of sleeping […]

Works of God displayed

Works of God displayed

Writing is hard for me. I am tempted to write and erase every other line, but I know that I can’t enjoy writing when I am trying to be perfect. My writing will never be above reproach, and that is okay. At least, that is […]