Tag: #ME

prayer whisper

How to regain joy and peace

Several days have passed in a cloud of unknowing. Mists of time where I have lost sense of God’s presence. Drifted away within a haze of pain, a plethora of painkillers and a fog of fatigue. I’ve felt too weary to pray, to read, to converse, or be seen. But …
life and faith

The faceless ones

Sadly those who are too sick to work have to contend with issues of shame.  In a society where we are “framed, boxed, categorised, sifted, found wanting in society’s eyes” as I wrote about in the poem here, we experience deep frustration at being pigeon-holed and stigmatised. It all impacts our lives adversely, affecting our …
life and faith

Nothing muted here

It’s been one of those weeks when thoughts don’t flow freely and thinking feels more like a mud-dredging effort to mine for a few scattered gems than an easy, relaxed, effortless activity. Life with M.E often brings brain fog and muddled (muddied) thinking as well as problems with focus and …
life and faith

retreat: seeking calm in a chaotic world

Life has been less than usual for me recently as I’ve sought an oasis of calm in what felt like an increasingly chaotic world. Being housebound due to M.E, I’ve had to look outside my surroundings to seek solace for a burnt-out brain and weary body relapsing and frazzled by too much on-line …