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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 soon!

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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Knowing God – Interview with Bex Lewis

What is your name and what does it mean? 
My name is Bex, short for Rebecca, which apparently means ‘servant of God’ in Hebrew, although a mug I have also says that it means ‘bound’, as in ‘bound to do what is right’, and an online site says it could mean any of: tying firmly; fastening; binding; noosed cord; captivating; snare; beauty that ensnares, grace that enraptures. Online you’ll typically find me @drbexl.

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