Category Archives: physical disability

The Blessings of an Illness

The Bible is full of miraculous healings. Jesus Christ performed many of them. He taught His disciples, and those who would follow, to heal the sick and afflicted. I’ve personally seen legs lengthened and fevers ‘broken’ on several occasions. It … Continue reading

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Barrels of Monkeys

“My problems go from bad to worse.     Oh, save me from them all!” Psalm 25:17 If you are over 40 or so, you would’ve known about this simple toy. Today, a little girl came up to me to show me her … Continue reading

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An Eternal Perspective

The apostle Paul wrote, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NIV). The troubles we face don’t seem light or momentary. They feel heavy and often … Continue reading

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Kissing Crooked Lips

“The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’” Luke 7:34 God in a profound way, accommodates Himself to our ‘sickness’.  We find that … Continue reading

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Bethesda, 31 A.D.

“Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. 2 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. 3 Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches.5 One of the men … Continue reading

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Pondering Brokenness, [Acceptance]

Many voices tell me that there must be distinct lines between sinners (like, me) and Church people. These borders keep order and provide security to those on the ‘inside’ of our Faith. This seems more from a reaction to control … Continue reading

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Gold Fears No Fire, [Comfort]

“He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.” -2 Cor. 1:4, NCV “The sinners in Zion are afraid;     trembling has seized the godless: “Who … Continue reading

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