An organic community of Christians who encourage one another to LIVE whole and holistically for Christ in spite of chronic pain.


We are so glad that you have found our little corner of the Internet. It has become a church home for many of us. We hope you, also, will soon find this to be a safe place.

Our special community is a place where we offer Christian love and genuine encouragement to others who, like ourselves, desire to LIVE WHOLE in CHRIST and holistically in body in spite of chronic pain and illness. We are a network of friends who are on a common journey in life.

We are people who will really "get you”.  We can promise to sincerely listen to you with our heart and then we will share our own stories all the while healing with you. We can inspire you, pray with you, and hope for you!

REBUILDING WELLNESS BY SUE INGEBRETSON - click on the title to read more

The Environment of Habit

How do your environment and surroundings shape your habits? Can your environment directly change your behavior? As one of the three main factors that creates change, take the following Environment of Habit Quiz to find out more.   To assess the impact of your environment on your potential to develop healthy habits, check out the […]

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Improve Pain, Sleep & Energy in Micro Steps

Want to improve your pain, sleep, and energy? Micro steps to the rescue. Imagine a night of deep, restorative rest. Imagine feeling the burden of pain lessen its grip on your overworked body. I get asked, “How can I get more sleep, more energy and less pain?” more than any other question. I’m here today […]

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It will change as members post new things or when other members post to a different members page, blog or discusstion. I invite you to Check these members below out and encourage eachother in support and love.



What is your favorite comfort item?

Started by Patti G. in BODY. Last reply by Jan Lyn Lewis Jan 17. 8 Replies

Knowing Jesus-Knowing Joy

Started by Valerie F in SPIRITUAL TOPICS. Last reply by Sheila M Sherlock Oct 6, 2016. 8 Replies


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Welcome to Living Whole!

We have a Bible study on Philippians called 'Knowing Jesus, Knowing Joy'.

 You are invited to join us whenever you are able. 

Please feel free to contact administrators with any questions or concerns.

Joy, Patti and Val

Due to illness our study is on hold for now. We will update this and reschedule our next meeting when we are able. We hope you can join us! If you are not able to meet with us for the lesson as scheduled you can still participate by adding your responses to any of the questions at any time.  The lesson will stay open for  comments. Feel free to add your thoughts.

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Knowing Jesus Knowing Joy - Lesson 5


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    Chronic Illness Pain Daily Devotionals

    When Illness is Subtracting Part of Life is Less Really More

    It can be irritating to hear someone tell us how grateful we should be because life could be much worse. Or that our losses are blessings in disguise. Vicki looks at how God defines ‘less.’ “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That […]

    How to You Participate in Life When Ill?

    Even during the best of times with our comprised health we must make plans to accommodate our disease. Laura shares. “And God said, ‘Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.’ So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it […]

    What is Your Life Magnifying? We all Magnify Something.

    When you have an illness, you experience fatigue and pain. But we still must choose just what our life will magnify. Lisa shares. “And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord'” (Luke 1:46, NIV) And Mary said: ‘My soul magnifies the Lord'” (Luke 1:46, ESV). About 15 months ago my husband was laid off of […]


    Finding What You Are Looking For


    The thing most noticeable in my life right now has been my descent into negativity. 

    And I’m realizing that what we focus on … is exactly what we find?  Expecting the worst?  You just might find it.

    What a black hole that is!

    And once I find myself there it is very hard to dig myself out. 

    I guess like most jobs, you just need to find the right tools. 

    Thankfully, God is leading me to them. 

    I think of the verse in Ephesians about taking off the old man and putting on the new. 

    You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires, to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness that comes from truth. Ephesians 4 22-24

    In this case, it's taking the old thoughts and replacing them with new. 

    My "go-to" negative lately?

    My situation is impossible. 

    There is no way out. 

    Repeat that over and over a few hundred times and you begin to see it as truth. 

    The real truth?

    My situation seems impossible to me. 

    There is no way out that I can see. 

    But even that smacks of negativity if I am trusting in myself to have the answers. 

    So, what am I replacing those thoughts with?

    God's word. 

    And I am personalizing them. 

    Proverbs 3:5-6 

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. 

    But I say it to myself more like this. 

    Trust me with every part of you, deni. Don't try to make sense of all that is happening. Just look to me in each and every situation.  Let me lead. Let me guide. Trust that I know best. Love, Dad. 

    Say that (or your own take on it) to yourself several times during the day and watch how your mood changes. Every time that negative thought creeps in, counter it. Believe the new words. 

    I know how rapidly my attitude began to turn around when I started this. 

    I became more grateful. 

    I starting thanking God more. 

    I felt so much closer to my "Dad."

    How could I not? The love and compassion He bestows on us through His word is astounding when we truly begin to take it in and believe it. 

    Is all my negativity gone? No. Wish it was. But I believe it can and will be as I continue to read and trust in the love letter written to me (and to you!) by our Father. 


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