Category Archives: depression

I Begged God

I remember the first person I saw in a wheelchair. I was at the doctor’s office for my kindergarten physical. Who was in the wheelchair? My doctor. He’d had Polio as a child.  Then, there was Dale, a young man who slobbered and walked funny. He taught me to dance the two-step. He had Cerebral …

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Taking Up My Cross

For ten or fifteen years after my injury, I still woke up each day and attempted to turn over. Then I would remember, “Oh. I’m paralyzed.” I hated remembering. Depression set in. I would not accept this broken body. Yet, I continued to live. Angry, I lashed out at my family. Embarrassed, I wanted to …

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A Plan I Didn’t Want

Many people have told me, “I don’t think I could ever live like you.” What they mean is live paralyzed, in a wheelchair. I’d heard it said, “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.”  As I began my spiritual journey, I had no thought that God’s plan for me would include …

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Bear One Another’s Burdens…

When Earl married me, he adopted our daughter, Kari; and his father adopted me. We are family. This is a prime example of God’s family: If you belong to Jesus, and I belong to Jesus, you are my brother or sister. And family, I need you to pray.     I know you already pray …

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