Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Health issues

If you’re following my daily writing diary blog, you know that lately I’ve had a TON of health issues, mostly revolving around my IBS, which has made it difficult for me to write regularly, especially once I finished outlining my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series.

Apart from the discomfort and pain, I’ve also been struggling with real feelings of guilt and shame because I haven’t been able to be productive at my work for days at a time. I personally think a lot of the health issues might be spiritual warfare since they only popped up so persistently once I was about to start writing volume 2 in the series, but only recently did I realize that the guilt and shame could also be spiritual warfare.

If I need to take care of myself, then I need to take care of myself. There’s no point in trying to struggle through and write when I’m not feeling well, because the writing will definitely reflect that.

So I’m learning to forgive myself for not being super-productive and efficient. I’m also learning how to pray for God’s help more often, because I don’t think I do that enough. I think it’s the Japanese part of my background because being independent and persistent has always been something valued in that culture, but God wants me to depend on Him.

”Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Could you please pray for me? I really want to continue writing!

Also go ahead to leave me a prayer request so I can also pray for you!


  1. You might need some digestive enzymes. They often help with IBS and acid reflux.

    1. I do sometimes take digestive enzymes but not at every meal. I hadn't thought about taking them more often. Thanks!