Praise in Spite of Suffering

Praise and thanksgiving in suffering give way to chronic hope.

Last Resort Two years ago I agreed … actually sought out … to have a surgery that I had always considered as a “last resort.” However, my health had reached a point where it now sounded like a dream. Since my second spine surgery in 1995, I had lived with severe complications due to nerve damage done to several vital organs. The damage was irreparable. For years, I have followed a brutal and exhausting bi-weekly regimen to compensate for my body’s limitations. Physically, it had become unbearable. I did this regimen through high school, college, into marriage, through...

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ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE BLOG

Grace for Caregivers
Grace for Caregivers

Grace for Caregivers

Ken Tada knows what it means to be a caregiver. For the last 34 years he has been taking care of his quadriplegic wife, Joni Eaerckson Tada, who has not only been bound to a wheelchair for the last 50 years, but who has suffered from terrible chronic...

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I pray for the eyes of your heart...
Heliotropism | Poem

Heliotropism | Poem

Yesterday I drove by fields of sunflowers, their happy faces tracking the constant sun. All day, the stems, the east-facing halves, grow and lengthen, bending their flower heads in time with the westward-moving light. All night, their west sides grow,...

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Great blessing from difficulty.
I Am Not My Own

I Am Not My Own

Anyone suffering with chronic pain knows that though they would be done with it in a heartbeat, there are nevertheless many treasures to be found because of it. One of the most significant works of grace God has been doing in me on this journey through...

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