Category Archives: equipped

Make a Difference

In rehab, my occupational therapist told me only two muscle groups in my arms worked. I could bend my elbow but not straighten it. I could lift my arm but then it fell limp. We focused on strengthening those muscle groups and as I grew stronger, my therapist encouraged me to try new skills. Since …

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Because Of a Wheelchair

It took years for me to adjust to my new life. Paralyzed from my shoulders down with minimal use of my arms, I sat in a large black power wheelchair and stood out in a crowd.  People stared and I often overheard them talking about me. “What’s she doing here?” “What does she want?” “She …

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God’s Timing

Do you ever feel like God has forgotten you? Or forgotten a promise He made to you? I have. A few months before my injury I attended a spiritual gifts workshop. We filled out surveys then broke into small groups. My group determined my gift was “healing,” a repeated theme in my spiritual walk that …

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In The Wilderness

As I sat in my living room one afternoon, I could hear thunder roll nearby and see fat rain drops fall in bursts on my deck. It reminded me of early spring days living in the raw bottoms of central Illinois when I was sixteen. At that time, my family had spent several months living …

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His Intent

    “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him“ Job 13:15 KJV   Two weeks on bedrest after I had surgery to close a small pressure sore had passed slowly, and I expected good news from my surgeon.   On arrival in the clinic, a nurse looked at, measured and took a picture …

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What Are Your Spiritual Gifts?

Our music minister and his wife (Dale and Esther Julian) performed the special music one Sunday morning. Their strength and ability carried me into a time of beautiful worship of our Lord and Savior. After the service, I told Esther how their music ministered to me and she told me she gets nervous. I said, …

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Useful

Jesus called me to tell what He was doing in my spirit. He said, “Invest in Me. My word is truth. My yoke is light.” How can I express His greatness and power? The fire that burns in my belly? God’s call often sounds foolish to us. Noah built an ark before it had ever …

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An Equipped Saint

My response to a seminary students request for information about how I do disability ministry: I’m not an ordained pastor, but I am a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. When I met Earl, I didn’t know Jesus and had no desire to meet Him. I continued to fight His presence the first four …

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