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Here you will find weekly blog posts about disability, chronic illness, theology, the Church and more so if those topics interest you, be sure to check back here for more posts in the coming days! 

Glimpses of Heaven

As I write this, it is gone midnight but I am still awake, ironically, not because the pain is too bad, but because for that 1 in every 1000 times I take pain medication, it has really worked and the pain is almost totally gone leaving a calming tingly, relaxation. When you live with chronic pain, this is a rare feeling so when it happens, I like to lie still and enjoy it - which is exactly what I’m doing now! To me this is as close to a glimpse of heaven as I’ve ever had. A life without pain and suffering and with an overwhelming joy and peace. 

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No Shame in Lament

There are texts of lament in Lamentations and in the Psalms. It is not solely an act intended only for the Old Testament era though as Jesus Himself uses one of the Psalms to cry out to God (i.e. lament) when He is on the cross - 'My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?' This Psalm in the original context of Psalm 22, goes on to turn into praise for God, but Jesus stopped there. No praise, just a simple expression of sadness and pain.

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The Master Weaver

You might be familiar with the story of Joseph, the youngest son of Jacob, who was favoured by his Father. This made his older brothers jealous and they decided to sell him as a slave and told their Father he had died in order to get rid of him. Later on in Joseph's life, after many more obstacles, he finds himself with power and comes face to face with his brothers again. When they finally find out who he is (a few years and cultures apart made him look very different to how they remembered him), they asked him for forgiveness as they feared for their well-being and Joseph said,

'You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.'

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Putting Others First

'Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honour.' – Proverbs 15:33

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Knowing God – Interview with Liz Carter

What is your name and what does it mean?
Elizabeth is derived from Hebrew Elisheva and means ‘pledged to God’ or ‘God is my oath.’

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