Posted in Christianity, Encouragement

Chosen to Bring Others to the Light

By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. — Christopher Columbus

Do you think God still chooses some of His children to share their triumphs, testimonies, trials and tribulations even though He chooses not to heal our bodies?

Do you share struggles for others to have strength to withstand their trials and tribulations during the storms of their life?

Do you have high-quality faith that God will sustain you in difficult moments? This type of faith is definitely needed because counting difficult moments as joy may seem easy when we are not experiencing anything in our lives.

My oncologist/hematologist who diagnosed my MGUS years ago informed me of another spike in the closely monitored number.

My recent ER visit was due to difficulty walking for a week with excruciating pain, numbness and tingling in my lower back and my right leg. The CT lumbar scan, X-ray of right leg and ultrasound on my right hip pointed to ongoing conditions sustained in 2009 on-the-job accident.

Work-related injuries worsened are degenerative disk disease, stenosis and sciatica. I developed a high tolerance for pain since 2009; this takes it to a new level.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from [our] eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow; nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

Can tribulations, testimonies, trials and triumphs lead others to the Light?

God’s People Make a Difference (Matthew 5:13-16).

“Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost his savory wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men, Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a Hill cannot be hid.’

‘Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.'”

My journey is difficult! My journey is painful! I sometimes suffer silently so only the Lord hears and sees my struggles! I suffer, but I worship God in the painful moments and in the few pain-free moments.


I thank my fellow bloggers, blog readers and those who comment, the e-mail and WordPress blog followers and everyone who shares my blogs. Visitors, you too are appreciated.

Our hope our virtual journeys together offers prayers, support and encouragement for one another and all those who read our blogs.

MGUS/Multiple Myeloma

Spinal Stenosis

Degenerative Disk Disease


Facet Arthropathy


Versatile Christian Blogger, wife of Minister Woods, mother of 3, grandmother of 3.

33 thoughts on “Chosen to Bring Others to the Light

  1. May the Lord sustain your courage and resilience. May he grant you healing. I think you already grasp, however, that his strength is made perfect in weakness. Pray hard and keep living well

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  2. Tangi, I am saying prayers for you for pain relief and healing. May the Lord’s comfort and peace surround you and give you rest. I pray for discernment and God’s guidance to help the doctors treat your conditions. I keep you on my prayer list. Peace and Blessings. 💖🦋🌺

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    1. Jeanne, thank you very much for your words of comfort and peace. I appreciate your and the prayers you will offer on my behalf. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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  3. Tangie let me start this by simply saying Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. Its so appreciated. Next this post is beautiful because you’ve shared your most inner being. Something that I’ve not really done until now. Being a cancer survivor comes with its many challenges your treatment as well as during and to put it out there for others to see is so brave and yet selfless of you. Thank you for sharing your journey & giving me the courage to share mine. Continued prayers & blessings.

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    1. Desiree, I really appreciate your encouraging words. I started blogging to encourage others and to be encouraged because my health journey needed an outlet.

      We need support on our various journeys, and you will definitely get it from fellow bloggers on WordPress.

      I procrastinated for a long time for fear, but when the Spirit moves you, fear has no place. I have two pages of injuries sustained from my accident and preparing for my fourth wrist surgery soon. I developed migraines and mild cognitive impairments due to a concussion.

      I have not been diagnosed with cancer, but numbers spiking is definitely not a good sign. Right now, it is still at the MGUS stage. Praying, Praying, praying number goes down.

      I am so thankful you feel comfortable sharing your story. We have a great blogging community, and you will be blessed and welcome with open arms.

      I will keep you in thoughts and prayers. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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  4. When will WordPress ever get an I care button? I hate to hit the like button on this post. I do not like this, sister. I do not like the pain and suffering you deal with constantly. I do not know how you maintain your sanity. I am so sorry. I certainly pray and believe for your complete healing. May the Lord receive all of the glory for that day! 🙏 Sending love and hugs.

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    1. Hi Donna, I feel the same way about the Like button when reading certain blogs. Perhaps WP will eventually get the care button. Thank you so much for your caring spirit and prayers. Sanity only from the sustainment of God. I have had my moments because it is sometimes difficult. Last week and weekend and today have been difficult and painful. My right side is swollen. After 35 years on the job the day of my accident was the day, I regret going to work. I am struggling now but blogging and our virtual community mean a lot to me and helps keep me encouraged. But I think it is time to call it a night.

      My migraine is winning the battle against trying to stay up.

      How are you, Eli and the family?

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      1. God is so good to us. What would we do without Him, or His presence in our lives and through our trials? Oh, we just thank You heavenly Father for Your goodness, for Your faithfulness and for Your great love. Thank You for hearing us when we call upon You. ❤️ We call upon You today and ask for Your healing hand, the balm of Gilead, to be poured out on Tangie. We ask for Your will to be done for Your daughter. Thank You so much for all You have done, will do, and are doing. We praise Your Holy name. This is not impossible for You. Managing pain is so hurtful, Lord. We thank You for the strength that You have given Tangie so far. We look forward to what You will do in the future as we continue to lean on, trust and exorb our strength from You. In Jesus’ name we pray. 🙏 Amen.
        Eli is doing good right now. They had him on the wrong medicine somehow. It is a very strong one that causes hallucinations and even suicidal thoughts in older people. We just need the Great Physician to completely heal this sweet boy. I know our God is able.
        Thanks so much for asking. Everyone is doing well.
        Sending love your way, sister. Hugs.

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      2. Amen. Amen. Amen. Thank you, sweet Donna, for the beautiful prayer and words of encouragement. We will continue to pray for Eli and the family as well as the physicians and other medical clinicians on his health care team. We pray for their attentiveness with the medications they are giving him.

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      3. Thank you! This is what we need in the family of God. We need each other for prayer, for love and for encouragement. God knew what He was doing in giving us a home where we can all be brothers and sisters and support one another. Thank you!!!

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  5. I have had similar health struggles which I have written about in a book, “When Thorns Remain.” And, I am so thankful, His grace is sufficient for all of them (II Corinthians 12:9)! Blessings and prayers, Doug

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    1. Hello Doug, thank you for sharing and adding the bonus scripture. I have your book I Trust You Know but have not read it yet because on the back you mentioned your long-term health issues, etc. I am taking my doctors’ advice to write about my health journey, so I did not want to be influence by your words, or unconsciously write something you said in either in my book. But I will definitely read I Trust You Know and When Thorns Remain when my draft is completed. Blessings and prayers for you too. Have a great day/night and remain safe.

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  6. My deepest and sincere prayers for healing and relief of pain and agony. We know that our God is “The healer”! and with knowing that it brings us comfort.

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    1. Thank you, Pam, your thoughts and prayers are truly appreciated. Amen, our God is The Healer who comforts if He chooses not to heal. I could not have made it since 2009 without Him and those He put in my life for support. You too are in my prayers. Have a great day and be safe, sis.

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    1. Good morning, I really appreciate your prayers and thoughts. I am so thankful for our blogging community full of supporters, encouragers, and prayer warriors. Have a great day and remain safe.

      Has your site address changed? I always get the message doesn’t exist.

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      1. Yes it has….I changed it..I don’t why it says it doesn’t exist….I just felt I needed a name change. Everything thing else is the same on the site. Just the name and the background picture were changed. I will keep you in my prayers Tangie. Let me know if I can do anything for you! GOD BLESS

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  7. May the good Lord alleviate such pain and bless you with greater comfort, dear Tangie. 🙏 I thank you for sharing, and wish for you a wonderful 2023 🌺

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    1. Thank you, Phil, your prayers and thoughts are much appreciated. I hope you have a blessed year while remaining safe in the world. Have a great day/night.

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