This photo shows the wall of an old house. It’s from a medieval village near Lyon, France. Aren’t those stones just perfectly imperfect, the way they’re assembled in such hodge-podge rows? This is a comfort for me. It reminds me that God uses us despite our imperfections. When I look around at the people in …
Illness and grief can make relationships difficult. This post explores passive, aggressive and assertive responses from a Christian perspective.
Today we’re meeting Carole. She’s 69 years old and has a bunch of chronic illnesses that require daily management. She first got sick at the age of 31, which means she has been unwell for nearly 40 years. Can you imagine that?! Carole, welcome to our Build a Bridge Interview Series! It’s an honour …
Jesus was abandoned. He's been there. He understands. This post will provide comfort and encouragement when you feel let down by your church community.
Struggles with church community are common among Christians who face serious illness or grief. This post offers compassion and comfort.
Introducing Hosea! Age: 66 Chronic Illness: I’m hampered by Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the blood plasma cells. I was diagnosed sixteen years ago, and by the grace of God, I’ve been a survivor since then. There is no cure for Myeloma, and there is always a risk that it will return in full bloom. …
Ally is a teenager who lives with JHS and POTS. In this interview, she talks about the good and bad of church life since her invisible illnesses developed.
Judgy advice can hurt when you're battling illness or grief. How can we respond in a way that honours God and works on an emotional level?
Kristy lives with ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome). In this interview, she talks about the difficulties of church life for chronically ill Christians.
In this series we talk to Christians with invisible illness (physical, mental and/or developmental) who often feel like outsiders at church.