Finding Contentment in Chronic Illness – Liz Carter

“We find contentment when we look to Jesus within our pain rather than waiting for the pain to go. Laying out our suffering before God and others – and refusing to let bitterness become our script – allows us to reach further into the depths of God and find unexpected treasure.
If contentment seems elusive to you, remember that God’s love is far bigger, far wider than we can know…” – Liz Carter

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#MEdebate Parliamentary debate on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, January 2019

The summary and highlights of the historic ME Debate in Westminster Parliament, secured by Carol Monaghan. Plus two interviews by me for TWR and Premier Christianity radio about the debate – why should Christians care about ME?

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Review – Phoebe by Paula Gooder

What’s special about Phoebe is Paula Gooder’s ability to teach complex theological issues simply, via good story. Phoebe reignites the passions of those who’ve fallen out of love with Paul’s New Testament, gives lovers of the Bible accessible theology and ‘aha!’ moments as they realise what ’slave and free’ together meant for the first-century church, and provides an essential resource for Bible teachers and preachers.

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Tipping Point

Sometimes we’re just part of the build-up. 

But praise heaven, there’s always a tipping point, however impossible it may seem. and together we can be people who nudge a situation a little closer to being good.

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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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Preaching the Cross to Wounded People – Christian Today article

Jesus experienced severe, physical pain. It’s easy to gloss over this, but no other religion has a god who suffers physically. Indeed, that would be a picture of weakness, not power – why would anyone want to worship a suffering God?

Well, I would.

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Christmas – Happy or Not

Happy Christmas

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Jesus the Refugee (Mary’s Story) – Prepare Them Room #4

God’s chosen child was despised by those who were still praying fervently for the Messiah’s arrival. I might have enjoyed the irony if I hadn’t been so hungry. And lonely.

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