Devotions

  • An Immediate Action is RequiredJanuary 25, 2015 - 6:27 am

    Reading for Third Sunday after Epiphany Mark 1:14-20 Devotion Peace be with you! It takes courage to answer Jesus’s call [whatever “it” is], because it often involves an immediate action. In such cases, there is no luxury of getting things in order or making plans. Jesus does not use strategic planning to execute the best […]

  • Photo Credit: Amber Sue Photography, www.ambersuephotography.comAs Americans, Why is Following Jesus Christ so Difficult?January 18, 2015 - 4:30 am

    Reading for Second Sunday after Epiphany John 1:43-51 Devotion Peace be with you! In a world where there are a multitude of lifestyles and role models to follow, there are many difficult decisions to make. Some people are followers, which can either lead them to either emulate their leader’s bad choices or to copy virtuous […]

  • New Years ResolutionsJanuary 11, 2015 - 1:00 am

    Reading for Baptism of Our Lord Mark 1:4-11 Devotion Peace be with you! Most people make resolutions at the beginning of the new year. A lot of people set goals to become healthier by losing weight, eating healthier food, exercising more, or [whatever “it” is] that will make them feel better about themselves. Others set […]

  • Jealous of the UnknownJanuary 4, 2015 - 12:16 am

    Readings for Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2:1-12 Devotion Peace be with you! Imagine not knowing the Christmas story and having it unfold in front of you. A baby is born and is the Messiah—the Savior of the Jews. How would you react to the news? King Herod is jealous of what he is hearing […]

  • Reassurance in Knowing the MessiahDecember 28, 2014 - 6:08 am

    Readings for Christmas Luke 2:22-40 Devotion Peace be with you! Everyone has a friend who has the ability to point out what you are good at—someone who recognizes and encourages you to sharpen and share your gifts. Sometimes, their encouragement to do more seems like nagging, while other times it gives you the reassurance you […]

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 […]