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Colossians 3:12-14 NKJV

"Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection."

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Thank you for visiting my contemplations site here at Room Full of Ideas. Even if you do not share my beliefs, I hope you can benefit from these posts.

One goal is to share some contemplations God has been guiding me through in the adventure called life. Logic does not always make spiritual or emotional sense, but God leads me to understanding, or at least comfort, in the seeming chaos. Mix that in with my interest in wordsmithing, and here we are.

I began posting in early 2013. If you would permit, some back story:

From a young child continuing into my teens, my health was a bit glitchy. In August 2011, my health very suddenly (in hindsight, not so suddenly) crashed, and I developed several severe neurological symptoms, including elevated continuous migraine (looking forward to the moment that disappears!).

It was a surreal *that happens to other people, not to me* night and following days, weeks, and months. Seemingly random symptoms kept hitting me. In August 2012, a year later to the day, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. This diagnosis unveiled several others. As of the end of 2017, though we still have a ways to go, we have also, by God’s grace, seen much progress in my conditions.

The entire process of dealing with chronic illness can be long and exhausting. However, God is merciful, and shows me, in the midst of my situation in life, a myriad of opportunities “to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:19 KJV).

So that is a bit of where I came from. My posts provide a glimpse of where I am and where, I pray, “I therefore so run, not uncertainly” the “race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith” (1 Cor. 9:26, Heb. 12:1-2 KJV).

Please keep in mind that my own understanding of concepts and quality of writing are works in progress, and that I am no expert in these topics.

May your day be brighter and your dreams sweeter! God bless

Note: I also have a health blog at
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Note: I alternate between the King James Version (KJV), the New King James Version (NKJV), and the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. Sometimes it is cognitively easier for me to read one over the others (nothing “shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” Rom. 8:39 KJV).

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Discussion (2 Comments)

  1. by Farida Haddad

    just to say that it is a real pleasure visting this blog – congratulations and may it grow and grow !

  2. Thank you for your kind words! We all think of you every day.

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