Three hundred and sixty-five days with Lupus

I’m still here, but there is a part of me that is gone.
I’ve spent the last three hundred and sixty-five days muddling through the grief brought on by being diagnosed with Lupus.

I’ve spent the last three hundred and sixty-five days mourning the loss of my former self.

I’ve spent the last three hundred and sixty-five days crying and screaming and asking God why?, all out of frustration and confusion.

I’m only twenty-three years old – I shouldn’t feel like I’ve lost a part of myself to not only one, but four autoimmune diseases.

Yet – here I am a year later, still here.

The process of grief is natural – it is to be expected.

In Ecclesiastes, the author mentions how, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:”. Further down into the chapter, it specifically states various times such as: “a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to Continue reading

Broken

By Jordan Guerra

I transferred from a junior college to a university in June of 2015. That was a huge step of faith for me, and I was completely miserable. I was diagnosed with depression in August 2015. I remember feeling completely lost and lonely. I didn’t like that my plans were not working out. In August I told God, “I’m done making plans for my life. I’m not happy with what I have chosen. God, be in control.”

*WARNING* When you tell God that He is in control, prepare yourself for major changes in your life.

As my first full semester went on as a junior, many things began to change in my life Continue reading

Hi, my name is Abigail Grace.

Hey y’all – I’m Abigail Grace Miller.

I’m a twenty-three year old seventh grade English teacher in a small rural town in West Texas.

When I’m not teaching, eating or sleeping (which is all I do anymore, or so it seems), I enjoy running/working out, reading, and binge watching tv.

Last but certainly not least of all, I have an amazing family and boyfriend and group of friends, all of whom are extremely supportive of my Christian walk.

Now, for the more important things…

I couldn’t have been more caught of guard when I was approached to write for Christian of Today. I’ve been blogging for approximately seven years now on my own personal blog, but to be asked to write for a blog that means so much more than just my life – well, it’s truly a honor. Continue reading