Devotions

  • A small light can spark a revolution. Photograph: William Fernando Martinez/APMaking the Light Brighter and BrighterDecember 14, 2014 - 7:42 pm

    Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Devotion Peace be with you! With so much pain, corruption, hate, and war in the world, it can be difficult to see joy and to be happy. My family and church family have experienced many deaths and serious health issues lately. Just […]

  • Road Construction to Spread HopeDecember 7, 2014 - 7:36 pm

    Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent Isaiah 40:1-11 Mark 1:1-8 Devotion Peace be with you! Road construction is annoying, dangerous, and sometimes impossible. Last week I visited a friend in Tampa, and my personal caregiver and I drove back late at night. There was lot of road construction along I-75 northbound with crews working […]

  • Where is the hope in the world?December 5, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Readings for the First Sunday of Advent Isaiah 64:1-9 Mark 13:24-37 Devotion Peace be with you! There has been several times in recent years when I just begged God to send Jesus back to earth. How much more corruption can the world handle? How much can we as Christians take before we break? I saw the […]

  • Reign of Christ: Shepherd the VulnerableNovember 23, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    Reading Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Devotion Peace be with you! The world has so much injustice: starving children and the “one percent,” the homeless and the mansions, the naked and the two million dollar shoes, and [whatever “it” is] that seems not right. I understand equality is hard to achieve, but how can you let a […]

  • Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost: The Broken CycleNovember 16, 2014 - 12:28 am

    Reading Judges 4:1-7 Devotion Peace be with you! As we enter the story in the book of Judges, the Israelites are well in the midst of a terrible cycle: abandoning God when life is good and then running and crying to God when life gets difficult. The book of Judges follows this theme and shows […]

The Muse

  • 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 […]

  • Reflecting on Today Twelve Years AgoSeptember 11, 2013 - 1:11 am

    Peace be with you, my sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ! Twelve years and one day ago the world was smaller. We did not have Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site, besides blogs. We had television and radio. Cell phones, not smart phones, were growing in popularity. I remember getting my first Nokia […]

  • Snap shoot of book cover off of AmazonBook Review: Amos Yong’s The Bible, Disability, and the ChurchMay 20, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    Book Review: The Bible, Disability, and the Church: a New Vision of the People of God by Amos Yong Before I jump right into my first book review, you have to understand who I am as a person and as a Biblical scholar. I am a person with a disability who is the token Christian among […]

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 […]