Tag Archives: SONG: THE PARALYTIC

Astrology in Myanmar

We learned a great deal from our Buddhist guides while traveling in Myanmar (formerly Burma).  For example, the people there don’t have surnames.  Their last name is the day of the week on which they were born.  They divide Wednesday … Continue reading

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It’s Impolite to Stare

A disabled man with a shriveled leg,                                                                                                  Loaded down with a grocery bag                                                                                                   Somehow manages his own wheelchair                                                                                              I quickly turn away, it’s impolite to stare. A woman approaches, pushed from behind                                                                                Distorted, deformed, bitter, unkind                                                                                                    I resist the temptation … Continue reading

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Teen Floats Between Group Homes

From my years at the juvenile facility: Robert is 17 and has lived in group homes since he was 11.  His mother loves him, but is unstable. His older brother committed suicide a few months ago. He said he’d like … Continue reading

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Would You Read to Me from the Bible?

One day Alberto, the former restaurant cook who’d been fired for drinking, called me. He said when he was a child he wanted to know about God and the Bible. “I always wanted someone to read me a Bible story, … Continue reading

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OCD – My Child?

Our friend’s five-year-old daughter began exhibiting signs of obsessive compulsive behavior–OCD.  The mother consulted her Christian pediatrician who told her to put a stop to it—now! The problem? The little girl would hop on her left foot instead of walking … Continue reading

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My Name is Kathleen

A young woman stopped at our Bible table at the beach.  One of the guys was answering her questions and sharing the Lord with her.  Then I noticed her glance over at me.  She looked familiar. After a while, she … Continue reading

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I’m Disabled—Why Am I Still Alive?

As an online missionary for Global Media Outreach, most of my contacts are from overseas, but not all.  A Christian man wrote from the Midwest.  He said he was disabled and on disability.  He wondered why he was still alive, … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Slurred Speech

A guy walking along the beach stopped at our Bible table. He reeked with alcohol, had slurred speech, but said he wanted to learn more about God.  I asked him if he were to die today, did he know where … Continue reading

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Anxieties

Today I purchased some bedding plants from the nursery.  A young employee was helping me make decisions when I noticed his unusual bracelet.  “I imagine there’s a story behind that bracelet you’re wearing.” “Yes there is.  I struggle with anxieties … Continue reading

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Leprosy – Jesus Does it Again!

Dr.  Abigail is a medical doctor serving as a missionary in a remote jungle in a developing country.  She recently spent a week in a village where the bush people rarely have an opportunity to see a doctor. There were … Continue reading

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