Depression, Family, Habits, Intentional Living, Spiritual health, Womanhood

Daily Routines

Routines
Amy / February 12, 2019

Habit of Routines Routines have not been a big part of our lives for a while. Over the past year our family has lived a rather chaotic and busy life. The days were filled with doctor appointments, homeschool assignments and attempts to keep our home in some semblance of order. The past month has been a completely different experience for…

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Family, Fibromyalgi, Health Struggles

Moving Foward

Amy / November 25, 2017

Stepping Forward in Faith How is the Laundry Pile moving forward? In the last post that was originally posted in February of 2017, and updated just this week on November 20th, 2017 I shared a few updates on our family. I also posed the question: What is next for this blog and what are my plans moving forward? I will…

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Health Struggles

Where have I been?

Chronic illness
Amy / August 7, 2016

Hello everyone, I want to begin by offering an apology. It has been several months of quiet here. My health has been quite poor over the past several months. It has been filled with several doctor’s appointments and new medications. When you are living with chronic illness things can change quickly and sneak up on us unexpectedly. It seems that…

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Family, Fibromyalgi, Health, Health Struggles

Parenting and Chronic Illness

Living with Chronic illness can really mess up my plans.
Amy / January 13, 2016

My children live with an extra burden in their lives because their mom has a chronic illness. This means that they have to carry some extra responsibility at times simply because I am unable to do something and I need their help. I wish I didn’t have to add this to my children’s lives, but to be honest there is…

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Health Struggles

Weight Loss: 9 Steps to Keep Motivated

Amy / July 27, 2015

  Working Towards Weight Loss Last week I talked a bit about how the past few months have been going in the area of my weight loss and developing healthy habits. If you missed that post you can read about it at My Weight Loss Journey.┬áThis week I want to share with you a little bit about my plans as…

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Spiritual health, Suffering

Is God Good?

Amy / March 11, 2015

Is God good? It can be so easy to look around at the horrors that fill this world and wonder if God is really good. Of course we don’t want to really admit that we might have such thoughts about God. We want to say, “Of course He’s good,” Even so, there are the moments in the dark when we…

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Exercise, Habits, Health Struggles

Accountability: Life with Chronic Fatigue

Amy / February 12, 2015

Getting some Exercise. I have found a really nice way for me to get some physical activity in each and every day. It is a mild workout that I can increase or decrease as necessary. I have started taking my little dog for walks around our neighborhood. Some of these walks are quite short, less than a half mile. Others…

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Family, Fibromyalgi, Friendships

The Hardship in the Holidays

When Living with a Chronic Illness the holidays can feel like an approaching storm
Amy / November 17, 2014

  We are approaching a very busy time of the year. And to be honest I find busy times to be very taxing. Physically adding anything to my schedule is very difficult. And the more strain I feel physically the more emotional strain I deal with as well. Since I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I have been learning how to…

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Health Struggles, Suffering

Weaknesses

Circumstances can leave us feeling weak, but our circumstances and conditions do not determine how God feels about us.
Amy / April 7, 2014

For the past 10 years I have been dealing with Fibromyalgia and an undiagnosed autoimmune disease. My Rheumatologist has said that there is nothing more she can do for me until I get sicker. Hmmmmm that isn’t very nice to hear. I have spent the past 10 years learning what triggers my symptoms and what doesn’t. What things make me…

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