Relationship with Sufferer

Sin MUST Have Caused Your Suffering, Right? I Tell You, No! – Luke 13:1-5; John 9:3; Job 1:8

By | 2018-08-03T21:10:10+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Relationship with God, Relationship with Self, Relationship with Sufferer|

   Earlier in Jesus’ ministry the disciples asked Jesus a question concerning a man who was born blind, “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” The common belief among the Jews during this time was that great calamity fell upon those who had greatly sinned before God. Jesus [...]

Is There Any Value in Suffering? – Heb. 12:11

By | 2018-07-28T01:12:04+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Relationship with Sufferer|

  One of the unfortunate symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis is the miscommunication that takes place between the peripheral nerves (say, the small nerves in your feet) and the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It is common for a person with Multiple Sclerosis to feel as if worms are crawling on the skin, bolts [...]

Songs, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs – The Importance of Singing in Public Worship in Preparation for Personal Tragedy (Eph. 5:19)

By | 2018-07-28T01:31:04+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Multiple Sclerosis, Relationship with God, Relationship with Sufferer|

   On March 3, 2014 I slowly walked into Dr. ******’s office at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia. Someone had cancelled their appointment and the neurologist was able to “fit me in.” I was thankful, because the day prior I was told I would not be able to see a neurologist in the immediate [...]

3 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone Who Is Suffering – Job 16:2

By | 2018-07-28T01:43:07+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Relationship with Family, Relationship with Sufferer|

In times of difficulty and suffering there are three vastly different types of comforters: 1) There is a group of comforters I like to call the “self-absorbed comforters.” They appear unfazed and unconcerned about those who are suffering around them (Luke 10:30-32; Jas 2:15-16). Initially, their lack of empathy/ sympathy is very hurtful to the [...]

Coping with Abandonment

By | 2018-06-21T06:29:01+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Relationship with Family, Relationship with Sufferer|

   One of the challenges sufferers face after they are diagnosed and disability begins to rear its ugly head is the treatment they receive from those closest to them. In many respects one expects “outsiders” not to “get it,” but when friends, family, and co-workers don’t, it hurts. The sadness derived by the sudden change [...]