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Jonathan Bryan holds Eye Can Write

Eye Can Write – interview with Jonathan Bryan

Jonathan Bryan was born with severe cerebral palsy but learnt to write using eye movements. His memoir, Eye Can Write, is highly intelligent and beautiful.

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Interview with Ruth O’Reilly for UCB 2 – on chronic illness

Listen here for the replay of my LIVE interview with radio UCB 2’s Ruth O’Reilly – talking for 35 minutes on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and why what helps chronic illness sufferers is counter-intuitive to most Christians.

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To the One Bruised by Church (at Off the Page)

I started to wonder: can we reframe our experiences in the wilderness? Rather than being a curse, what if spiritual wilderness is a strange blessing?

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Cure vs Healing – the Mudroom

So often as Christians we want to run in with a cure – for sick people, and the world at large – but we are called to the slower work of healing.

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When Your Prayer Doesn’t Heal Me (She Loves)

Healing prayer can be really hard emotionally for those with chronic illness receiving prayer.
Why? When the healing doesn’t happen we want someone to blame.

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Premier Christianity – what not to say to those with chronic illness

We’ve all said the wrong thing at some point or another…

I put out a question on Facebook about what churches should and shouldn’t do for people with ME – and got almost 100 responses. Some of the stories made me weep – Christians with ME not finding a safe place in churches because leaders believed they were faking their illness for attention. I wanted to represent those answers, along with the facts of ME, in this article for Premier Christianity – but it was a challenge in 800 words!

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We Are All Disabled (She Loves Magazine)

We are all disabled. We are all weak in different ways.
We are all occasionally lazy, occasionally heroic. We are all needy, and rely on the kindness of others to survive.

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In sickness and in health

We don’t just need spouses who love well, though we certainly need those. The world needs churches who love—in sickness and in health.

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