ABOUT ME

Hi, I’m Kim!

I know what it’s like to feel limited and desire so much more out of life. I know the discouragement that comes from a diagnosis of a chronic illness and a literal mourning for the life we once lived and the life we had planned. I understand how it makes you feel cheated. I’ve been there!

We all have days that drag us down and it seems almost impossible to remain positive. Just know God is aware and cares and there are a host of others out there that understand. Not just show pity, I mean we really get it. We have those days too!

Whatever chronic illness you have, God already knew it was coming. He created you uniquely to be able to live a vibrant life for Him in spite of your illness!

Don’t think it’s possible? Stick around a while. Grab a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa and put your feet up. We’ll open God’s word together and share stories of our lives and how we manage our days. Grace IS Sufficient is a place for you to come, like your own quiet nook, breathe deep and enjoy uplifting conversation!

Here you’ll find resources, tips, tricks, and all things helpful to grow your life into the fulfilling, purpose-filled life the Lord desires for all of us! It’s a place of encouragement. Sure you’ll see posts and information relating to the struggles, hardships, and dark side of chronic illnesses but overall the positive will shine through!

 

A little about me……

chronic illness, grace is sufficient

I’m a Christ-follower, flawed, a work in progress, bible study facilitator, writer, blogger, wife of 27 years, mother to two, and grandma to a 4 year old firecracker born on the fourth of July!

You should probably know a few other things about me.  I love the Marvel comics Avenger movies!  I’m the youngest of four kids.  I have a sarcastic sense of humor.  I can eat pizza every day and I have a passion for frozen Coke.

I also have a chronic illness.  I have been diagnosed with PCOS, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Adrenal Fatigue.  In 2011 I stepped away from my career in the financial industry to focus on my Lord, my family, and my health.

I believe we need to be intentional with our life for Christ.  Waking up each morning and just taking life as it hits us isn’t very effective.  We can thrive with a plan and a purpose – even in the midst of chronic illness!

We’re going to talk about all that and more!

Are you ready to join me?  Let’s go!!

I’d love to connect with you!  You can find me on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or email me at Kim@graceissufficient.com!
 

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15 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. Kim, what a great example you are for us, with your proactive, positive attitude. You help me put my problems in perspective and remind me to look to Christ to help. Best wishes with your blog! It will help a lot of people.

  2. Hi Kim. I Found your blog through the 21 Day Challenge. Wonderful blog you have starting. Really eager to see where this journey takes you! Dropping you a quick note to offer a word of encouragement and prayer. Blessings to you!

    • Thanks for stopping by Chad and for the encouragement! I’m anxious to see where this journey takes me and who I’m able to help along the way!

  3. Hi Kim, I just want to thank you so much for your excellent article about chronic illness “You don’t get it til you get it” which I read on my newsfeed on fbk and have just shared, along with my own response. I have been ill all my adult life, having started with ME / CFS as a student, and in the last four years (I’m now 67) I have been desperately ill with a collapsed spine, am extremely blessed to have survived, but have lost 6″ height, am a hunchback, and due to the spinal collapse have very serious breathing difficulties, as I already had severe asthma and COPD and my lungs are so tiny and badly damaged now. It’s interesting living with invisible illness, then very visible disability, as I say just below. Thank you SO much for your writing and your ministry and may you know God’s peace, strength and joy as you continue in your daily life. Kate

    Response on facebook:

    If I could meet my younger self I’d want to have this excellent article to give her, along with a huge hug and the encouragement to be confident in who she was and never to apologise for who she couldn’t be. Becoming chronically ill as a student with what, many years later, was diagnosed as ME (CFS) led to so much misjudgement and hurt. Above all it caused endless frustration at not being able to live the life I had expected, have the career I had planned, do the things I longed to do, and later not being able to be as active with my husband and children because I couldn’t keep up. Knowing there were people who really believed I didn’t want to do things because I was lazy or selfish or that it was a lifestyle choice, even, caused awful hurt and self-blame. The reference to being invisibly ill is very relevant I think. Since becoming seriously ill four years ago, and now visibly deformed and disabled has been a revelation. I meet with so much kindness wherever I go. It’s definitely easier for many people when they can see how you are. Even so, the occasional person has shown by their attitude in the past four years that all along they were misjuding me. I don’t owe any such person any explanation or excuse, the lack is in them, and I wish I had known that at 20. Just one other thing: the article says no one who isn’t chronically ill can understand. I believe my husband does – he’s the only person who lives with me all the time and the only one who has seen all the struggles and tears and frustration, and also the strength I find within me to keep on keeping on, to do my utmost for my family to ensure their wellbeing, and to enjoy life to the full within the limits of my physical health. There are others too who have shown such kindness over time that I will be forever thankful to them .

    • Kate, thank you so much for sharing this with me. I wish I could have been there to hug your 20 year old self along with you. The strength you show in these words would have me tell that younger version of you that she would be an amazing warrior and find the strength she doesn’t quite see in herself yet. But it would come as it’s needed. Along with an amazing husband to help shoulder the burden.

      • Thank you so much Kim for those wonderful words of encouragement. I’m so glad “you just don’t get it til you get it” was shared on my facebook newsfeed and will continue to share it with others. You are clearly an amazing warrior yourself, with a very special ministry. God bless you richly. Kate

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    • I was just on your blog yesterday Lydia! So great to “meet” you. I’ve enjoyed meeting new friends through the Chronic Illness Blogger network!

  5. Kim, I’ve found you through the Chronic Illness Bloggers Network and I am so glad I did! We are a lot alike in our faith, dealing with chronic illness, cherishing family and a love for blogging. I look forward to receiving your posts and getting to know each other better!
    Lydia!