Devotions

  • Celebrating as a CommunityJuly 26, 2015 - 3:59 pm

    Reading for Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 3:14-21 Peace be with you! As we celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities come together to share stories of trials and triumphs. In the 1980s, people with disabilities did not have the rights as we have today. Children with disabilities […]

  • Living in the MysteryJuly 20, 2015 - 1:26 pm

    Reading for Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 1:3-14 Peace be with you! Somehow I skipped the confirmation class where we signed the waiver advising us of the dangers that come with being an active Christian. No Sunday school teacher tells children about the dangers in the world. With ISIS constantly in the news, it feels […]

  • Breaking Down the Great WallJuly 19, 2015 - 4:17 pm

    Reading for Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 2:11-22 Peace be with you! Emperors built different portions of the Great Wall of China, especially during the fourteenth century. These walls created a sense of security by keeping the people who lived there safe and keeping others out. In ancient times, Jews and Gentiles were two separate […]

  • Finding your Strength in JesusJuly 7, 2015 - 1:49 pm

    Reading for Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Peace be with you! Individuals tend to boast about their strengths. People analyze their resumes and cover letters when applying for jobs in hopes to showcase their best selves. We boast when we accomplish a difficult task, like biking one hundred miles, finishing a home improvement […]

  • Fighting the Double-Edged SwordJune 22, 2015 - 7:33 pm

    Reading for Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: 1 Samuel 17:1-58 Peace be with you! People outside the disabled world have two general views of people who live with disabilities: 1) they possibly cannot live a perceived “normal life,” and 2) they are so inspiring (but thank God I’m not them!). People with disabilities fight this double-edged […]

The Muse

  • Never Mind the DoctorsMay 18, 2015 - 5:27 pm

    She was born into loving arms, parents who raised her as their own She was eighteen months old and the world was against her. She was labeled a nothing but heard a unique drum. She rolled over and laid in her mother’s arms. She enjoyed the freedom her four wheels gave her, as her four-legged […]

  • Cerebral Palsy is a BlessingMarch 25, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    Peace be with you, Cerebral Palsy! For almost thirty-two years, we have co-existed in the same body. You came into my physical body as an infliction from the devil—an attempt to steal my soul from God the Father. However, the Lord has used us to bring him glory. The devil’s attempt to make it difficult […]

  • Why do you feel I need your help?May 28, 2014 - 6:09 am

    I am determined to do [whatever “it” is] I can do independently, even if it looks a little odd or as if I am struggling. When I go shopping alone, sometimes I sense that the store workers are watching me and ready to pounce when I need help. Being watched as though I do not […]

  • Fighting the Guilt ComplexMay 21, 2014 - 6:03 am

    Cerebral Palsy often times gives a person a guilt complex for needing help to do the things she wants and needs to do. The guilt complex can drive a person into depression and make her withdraw from her family and friends. It takes a strong network of family and friends to get a person from […]

  • Death: A Comma, Not a PeriodMarch 28, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    My pastor, Father Ladd Harris, constantly tells us, “Death is not a period but a comma.” My church is an older congregation in Florida’s retirement community, so death is a common occurrence. The congregation understands of returning to God after a long life. But our church has recently suffered two deaths that have made us […]

Blog

  • CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90YOUR Freelance Editor: Rebecca Florence MillerMarch 17, 2014 - 6:06 pm

    My wonderful and talented friend, Rebecca Florence Miller, is my copy editor for God the Healer and is looking for extra work in the editing world. If you have seen the improvement in my writing over the past few years, let me tell you a secret: it’s Rebecca, not me. So if you are busy […]

  • Charity: Water – The Baptism of the Lord CampaignJanuary 11, 2014 - 9:55 pm

    For the next ninety days, I am challenging my readers to raise $1200 for Charity: Water to provide water systems in Rwanda, Uganda, India, Honduras, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Malawi. 800 million individuals around the world have no access to clean water. This means children drink and bathe in contaminated water, which means they cannot […]

  • Behavior CovenantNovember 28, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    First Corinthians 12:12-26:   Different Members in One Body   12:12 For just as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body – though many – are one body, so too is Christ. 12:13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body. Whether Jews or […]