About deni

For me, it’s all about encouragement.

We are called to encourage one another - and while I may not be able to do that in the “real” world, I can try to encourage you through the virtual world that often becomes home for those of us who face multiple challenges.

My top posts:

I try to address diverse issues of living the challenged life.  If you are new to the site, here are a few of my top posts.

How Firm a Foundation

Facing the Fires of Life

The Storm

Encourage One Another

When Life Falls Apart

In our Time of Need

A Way in the Wasteland

When You Are Looking for Peace

About me

A psychologist by profession, disability forced me into an early retirement from a field I love.  My second love?  Writing.  Combining my disability and my love of writing, seemed to be the natural outcome. 

I have come to believe that the only true way to deal with physical and emotional pain is to bring them to the feet of my Lord and Savior.  My hope is that by sharing the insights I have gleaned while many physical challenges (Celiac Sprue, Atrial Fibrillation, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Porphyria to name a few) as well as dealing with the emotional challenge of  the death of my adult daughter and subsequently raising her two children has taught me many things about myself and my walk in this world as a Christian.  

In the past few years, my husband has faced multiple myeloma, a stem cell transplant, heart valve replacement surgery and an aortic aneurism.  Yet, God has held us close during each and every event.  Even with my husband's death in April of 2013, God provides his mercy and grace on a daily basis.

So - why write devotionals?

I first started as a reader of devotionals on the Rest Ministry site, and soon realized that what my written prayers contained were words that could be shared with others.  

It is my fondest prayer that some of the lessons I face might be helpful to you as you walk this path, encouraging you to  replace feelings of discouragement, hopelessness and helplessness with those of encouragement, hope, and ultimately, joy 

I am actively involved as an administrator in the Peace in Chronic Illness Chatroom and also participate in the Whole Life Living website.  I am blessed to be on the Rest Ministries writing staff and I am frequent contributor to their daily devotional site.

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Encouraging Words is made on a Mac with Sandvox.  The theme is a customized version of Branched Out.  The body text is Times New Roman.  The devotional titles are Helvetica neuve.  I get most of my photos from DreamsTime.com.  Please grab pictures from their site rather than downloading from this site.   Most of the images I use are free stock images. Their royalty free images are reasonably priced.

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This is my personal blog.  The opinions expressed here are completely my own!  Accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog is on an “as-is” basis.  Information gleaned from this blog does not represent professional advice

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