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Reflections on Faith through Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Reflections on faith BLOG

Three years ago today I took this photo of the sunrise and added the devotional message for the day. Today I’m sharing it as I remember the beautiful image painted in the devotional of how God lifts us up by His strength. On wings like eagles…

He carries our burdens

He carries our burdens

Today marks 18 months of this CFS. At least 18 months in this severe housebound state, we imagine I had it milder for at least 6 months before this.Continue reading

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The Benefits Of Using A Walker For Shopping

Title reads, The bnefits of using a walker for shopping, by Chronically Hopeful. On the right are 2 photos, one of Char wearing an apron and rubber gloves, she's washing dishes, the other she's outside with a walker carrying shopping bags.

​It's a strange feeling of gratitude, shame and even guilt as a thirty-something year old woman, who looks perfectly healthy, walks around a supermarket with a walking aid ​most commonly ​used by the elderly. When elderly people who are clearly struggling are walking around the same supermarket without any mobility aids, the looks you get cause all sorts of emotions to surface.

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Focus On The Present

Title on the left reads, Focus on the present, by Chronically Hopeful, On the right is a collage of 4 pictures. Char is painting in the first, below is a close up of a floral wreath with The Lord is my helper lettered on it, A photo of char reading a book and a selfie, Char is ewaring sunglasses.

​Today has been amazing! Its such a gorgeous day, extremely hot and sunny. I've only spent short bursts outside as my skin burns in the sun today - it's that hot!  I started the day with a lovely reading session out on the patio, the sun had just come round the wall and was slowly flooding my patio with light and heat.

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