A Quick Introduction
Hi Warriors! Some of you may already be aware from the Pain Warrior Code social media accounts, that I will be speaking at the Diamonds Conference this year! Diamonds is a conference for chronically ill Christians.
This is something I am very excited about and look forward to! It’s taking place next week and I have been blessed to have Sara Willoughby – author, blogger and the founder of the conference write a guest blog about it here! So keep reading on to find out more about this empowering conference…
Hello all! I hope you are having a wonderful day. Thank you so much to Tasha Marie, for letting me take over your blog today. I better introduce myself. My name is Sara Willoughby, and I’m the host and founder of Diamonds 2021 — an online conference for chronically ill Christians.
Millions of people battle impossible chronic illnesses every moment of every day, and so many of them feel alone. I’m one of them. You see, I have Lyme disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and Toxic Mold Poisoning. And for so long, I thought I was the only one with the struggles I had. But boy, I was so wrong.
There are so many chronically ill Christians suffering in the privacy of their houses or hospital beds. And through Diamonds 2021, I want them to know that they aren’t alone. That millions of others also wrestle with questions like “Why me?” “Why this?” “Why does a loving God allow me to suffer?” and “How do I survive this?”
This year’s theme for the Diamonds conference is Purpose in Affliction — all about our identity and worth in God, and how our illness can strengthen our relationship with Him. Chronic illness affects all areas of life, and I don’t know about you, but worth and identity are a struggle for me. So this year for Diamonds my fellow speakers and I are tackling topics like marriage with a chronic illness, strength of heart, how to serve God when you’re chronically ill, and so much more.
Actually, let me introduce my fellow speakers. Each of them battle their own health problems and have won the truth and compassion they’re sharing at Diamonds 2021 the hard way. This year’s speakers are:
- Bella Morganthal
- Tessa Emily Hall
- Becca Doss
- Hailey Hudson
- Esther Smith
- Kara Swanson
- Bethany Rose
- Susie Larson
- Will Lundy
- Rachel Lundy
- Angela R. Watts
- Chris Simning
- Peter Frey
- Mary Frey
- Nicole O’meara
- Tasha Marie Brown
And, of course, yours truly. We may also have a surprise speaker, you’ll have to wait and see. 😉
Diamonds 2021 is going to be going on the second to last weekend in January of 2021 — Friday the 22nd through Sunday the 24th. And guess what? It’s completely free while it’s live. This conference isn’t supposed to be just one more thing to get through. We want it to refresh and encourage you. After the conference, you’ll have the ability to buy the all-access pass and receive lifetime access to the conference content, plus some bonus content.
As chronic illness warriors, we pay so much attention to our physical health, but our mental, emotional, and spiritual health is just as important, if not more so. Through this conference, we want to help you take care of those areas as well. It’s completely online so that anyone who needs it can participate — even if they’re unable to travel or sit up or be around crowds of people.
Thanks for letting me interrupt your day to tell you about this project! If this sounds like it’s for you, or if you know someone who might enjoy this conference, you can register to watch it live for free here.
Alternatively, you can purchase an all access, lifetime pass that will enable you to access this conference (and all previous conferences) at any time. If you are interested in purchasing a pass, visit this page here.
Study Guide Blurb:
Chronic illness is messy, and so often we let it become who we are. But illness cannot steal either your purpose or identity. Diamonds 2021 is an online conference for chronically ill Christians. The goal of the conference is to encourage all those facing invisible battles.
You aren’t alone — far from it.
This year, twenty authors, bloggers, and ministry leaders who battle chronic illnesses themselves are joining together to offer hope and insight as you navigate relationships in the midst of long-term illness. Hear from people like Susie Larson, Chris Simning, Kara Swanson, Mary Frey, and many others about topics like:
-Navigating Grief and Chronic Illness
-Marriage with a Chronic Illness
-How to Create Your Unique Support Community
-How to Serve God When You’re Chronically Ill
-And much more!
This study guide will help you make the most out of the Diamonds 2021 conference and remember what you learned far past the end of the conference.