Welcome to Soul Scripts!
Hi! My name is Tricia, and I am a wife, mom and business owner who has faced chronic illness and/or depression for 20 years. Eleven years ago, I was at my lowest point. I became ill AND depressed at the same time. I didn't know any other moms who had chronic illnesses, and I felt very alone. And even though I had other supportive family members and friends, I longed for another woman to say to me, "I understand. I've been through it and it's going to be okay. Your kids will be okay. You can get through this and have a happy family."
I hope this blog can encourage women who are facing similar challenges. I believe that hope and strength can be found in sharing our journeys and experiences. I will share my story – my victories and ongoing struggles – and I can’t wait to hear from you.
In Mark 4, Jesus gets into a boat with his disciples and a terrible storm comes up. The boat is in danger of capsizing. The disciples are terrified and call out for Jesus. They find him asleep in the stern.
Living with chronic illness is like living in a constant storm. There is pain, upheaval, and uncertainty. It triggers all kinds of emotions – anger, guilt, regret, fear – and affects everyone who is important to us. I spent years praying for God to bring me out of this storm, but He had a bigger miracle in mind for me. He showed me how to be at peace, and sleep, while the storm rages. I’m not always good at staying there – resting with Jesus in the stern of the boat. Sometimes I go back to hanging out with the disciples and freaking out for a while. I think that’s just human. But I have learned I can always go back to Jesus and find peace.
That’s what I want Soul Scripts to be – a place where we can help each other find peace and safety. If that sounds like something you want to do – read on! Write me an email, share your ideas, and connect with me on Facebook and Twitter. I have also started a private Facebook group for women struggling with long-term illness of any type- send me a message if you want to be a part of it.