I rejoice greatly in the Lord that you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want, I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:10-13

God cultivated this contentment when He kept me in solitude as I waited for His plan. I learned to rely on Him more and more when I spent my time alone in Nashville, moving up my career ladder.

After He brought me back to Memphis for my career, I was still in the habit of relying on Him and having many talks and daily devotion. This reliance was to the point that I fell in love with Jesus again, and had decided not to concern myself with other men.

I was on top of the world: a great career making good money, with a flexible schedule to care for my daughter, many friends around to socialize with, (I didn’t think things could get any better.) and then he added a companion.

Well, this all came to a screeching halt when Dysautonomia hit. The great thing was that I had learned to be content while alone. This, I know, is not an easy task.

So, while new to most, this quarantine, stay-at-home or shelter in place order is old hat here. This photo taken during the shelter in place gives my view of enjoying life that God gives me, while laughing in the face of Dysautonomia, all while wearing a tshirt that reads, “Keep Calm. I have Dysautonomia.” .


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