Shelly Esser Posts

When a Kiss Can’t Make It Better

When a Kiss Can’t Make It Better

    Walking Through Your Child’s Chronic Illness with Hope   “Mom, my back hurts,” my 11-year-old Anna complained. “Did anything happen to cause the pain?” I asked. “No,” she said. Time went on and things seemed to be fine again, so I didn’t think twice about it. But then “my back hurts”...

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 pain in the only part of her body that has...

Everybody has to deal with suffering

Burden-Bearing

Burden-Bearing     The healing power of inviting yourself into someone’s pain.     A number of years ago when my oldest was getting ready to leave for college, my youngest, who had shared her room since she was born, was counting down the days of her departure. She was going...

Carry each other’s burdens - Galatians 6:2

Finding Joy – Just Between Us

Pamela Piquette and Cindee Snider Re never imagined what purpose God had for a friendship that started in the least likely way. They were initially brought together through their boys who couldn’t get along. Through those encounters, Pamela and Cindee started building a friendship. They were...

Pamela and Cindee feature JBU article

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