Devotions

  • Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost: God’s ProtectionSeptember 14, 2014 - 8:04 pm

    Reading Exodus 14:19-31 Devotion Peace be with you! Have you ever done something and then wondered how you did it? I am always amazed when a colleague or a friend introduces me as a disability advocate and a scholar of God’s healing presence in the world. My words seem to have a greater impact than […]

  • Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Sharing a MealSeptember 7, 2014 - 6:38 am

    Reading Exodus 12:1-14 Devotion Peace be with you! I love gathering around a meal with friends. Every January, I brave the cold to go to Convocation at Luther Seminary in St. Paul where I see many of my friends and colleagues. Each night, we pick a restaurant and gather as many people as possible. Our […]

  • Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Raise Your Hands to Volunteer as a ProphetSeptember 2, 2014 - 9:47 pm

    Reading Exodus 3:1-15 Devotion Peace be with you! Your identity is your own; it is what makes you you. When you are adopted, your identity is something with which you struggle. I was adopted and while my appearance and talents are different from my parents, I act and think like my adoptive family (I have […]

  • Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: The Divisions among UsAugust 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm

      Reading Exodus 1:8-2:10 Devotion Peace be with you! Divides run deep in societies: African Americans vs. Caucasians, rich vs. poor, abled vs. disabled, and [whatever “it” is] that divides your community. The events following the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri have shined a light on the deep need for healing and reconciliation in […]

  • Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: Awkward ReunionsAugust 17, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    Reading Genesis 45:1-15 Devotion Peace be with you! Reunions are normally joyous and full of hugs and kisses. Videos of the homecoming reunion between Iraq war veterans and their kids have gone viral. A joyful, sobbing child jumps into their father’s arms, squealing, “Daddy!” Being reunited with a loved one is the best feeling in […]

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 […]