• Are any among you suffering? Are any cheerful? Are any among you sick?October 29, 2015 - 5:05 pm

    Reading for Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: James 5:13-20 Peace be with you! I am blessed with a close-knit congregation. During announcements, individuals are welcomed to voice their prayer requests, such as for God’s strength and healing in illness or difficult life experiences. One lady periodically gives us updates regarding her granddaughter who was born with […]

  • Who has our Best Interest in Mind: the Devil or the Lord?September 20, 2015 - 6:10 am

    Reading for Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: James 4:1-17 Peace be with you! The devil and the Lord have been at odds with each other shortly after the beginning of time when the devil fell from God’s graces.[i] Unfortunately we get caught up in the middle of their battle. The devil wants us to fulfill our […]

  • Words can HurtSeptember 17, 2015 - 7:32 pm

    Reading for Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: James 3:1-18 Peace be with you! You have probably heard the quote: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”[i] We might claim this is true, but James understood the true effect words can have on their audience. Words can be a blessing or […]

  • Challenge: Living Out your Faith through your ActionsSeptember 14, 2015 - 11:15 am

    Reading for Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: James 2:1-17 Peace be with you! Think of all of your friends—the people who you associate yourself with on a regular basis. Are your friends your colleagues who you grab a beer after work with? Are your friends the same race and/or in the same social class? Do you […]

  • 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 […]

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 […]


  • 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 […]