Email Forgiveness

I’ve written about my distrust of doctors. I’ve written about what I believe to be needless suffering at the hands of physicians. I’ve written about the trials of traveling a little more than three hours to a medical center to see a neurologist listed as an expert in movement disorders (said specialist has moved to […]

Praying for the Disabled

When someone is facing adversity in life, some well-meaning sibling in Christ may respond, “I wish I could so something to help – well, at least I can pray for you.” Please, please, please, never say that to me. I absolutely hate, despise, and abhor that response. That response, whether intentional or not, says that […]

Ten Ways to Serve with a Disability

My health is far from what I would wish. Climbing steps has become an exercise in futility. Standing for extended periods is out of the question. Sitting without my legs elevated for more than a half hour brings incredible pain. The pain doesn’t make me the most likeable person in the world. Thus, I have […]

Annus Horribilis

On November 24, 1992, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended a banquet at Guildhall to mark the 40th anniversary of her accession. The Queen gave a speech and she famously said, “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, […]

My Wealth of Rubies

“For Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into […]