Devotions

  • Stop saying you are a Christian and Acting OtherwiseAugust 31, 2015 - 7:58 pm

    Reading for Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: James 1:17-27 Peace be with you! Do you know anyone who says they are a Christian but does not act like one? Some people go to church and say the right things, but they do things contrary to God’s love. Maybe you have met people who say “love your […]

  • Fighting against InjusticeAugust 27, 2015 - 10:07 pm

    Reading for Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 6:10-20 Peace be with you! Surviving in a world where there are cosmic powers of darkness can be difficult for us as Christians. We are daily surrounded by messages that try to persuade us to turn away from are Lord and into the darkness. There is no way […]

  • Using your Time WiselyAugust 19, 2015 - 1:48 pm

    Reading for Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 5:15-20 Peace be with you! My activities are often planned out a week in advance, so I can schedule my personal caregivers accordingly. My caregivers know what to do as soon as they get to my house in the morning: feed the pups and prepare my breakfast. After […]

  • Fighting for Social JusticeAugust 17, 2015 - 10:58 am

    Reading for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 4:25-5:2  Peace be with you! Part of carrying out God’s plan is keeping his commandments and loving one other as he loves us. The author of Ephesians gives us a list of examples. Some commands are simple and straightforward, such as not stealing but instead doing a […]

  • Working Together to Spread God’s Good NewsAugust 10, 2015 - 3:13 pm

    Reading for Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: Ephesians 4:1-16 Peace be with you! During the suffrage movement, woman wanted to be equal with men. During the civil rights movement, the African Americans fought to end segregation and have the same rights as white Americans. In the 1980s, disability activists fought for the Americans with Disabilities Act, […]

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 […]