About Chris

IMG_9053 2Hi, I’m Chris. I’m a southern American guy who got lucky and landed a game reviewing gig for Push Square and Nintendo Life, but then went on to take the position of Editor-at-Large at Digitally Downloaded. Like many other fun things in life, it doesn’t exactly pay the bills; so I work as a roughneck at one of our local shipyards, Huntington Ingalls Industries, in my craft of choice: Pipefitter. So yeah… roughneck by day, writer by night; it’s a tough life, but somebody has to do it.

I also live with the chronic neurological disorder narcolepsy. This disease was a hindrance to my life through the early stages of my diagnosis in my mid-twenties, but I eventually learned to live with the disease and turn it into a personal strength, instead of a weakness.

In 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (ESV), the Apostle Paul writes, “…a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

The thorn in my side that is narcolepsy has made me stronger and given me a story to tell in the process. This disease has made my daily life a challenge, but one that I choose to overcome each and every day.

Contact me directly with any questions or concerns about narcolepsy at: crossed23@gmail.com

I wrote a piece for Julie Flygare’s  Dear Diagnosis Blogathon event. I think it appropriate to post a link to it here:

A Letter to Myself – Christopher Ingram

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