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Don’t Overlook The GIFT Just Because You Don’t Like The Packaging

ImageThis is me and my husband. He is wheelchair-bound, but he is the happiest person I know. My husband has taught me how to OVERCOME disability by looking at it as a challenge, not a curse or a punishment from GOD. See, my husband was born with Cerebral Palsy. He has a fused left hip, has asthma, has had congestive heart failure, and uses a a-pap machine when he sleeps. He walks with a serious gate, when he does walk, and his spine is curving. That doesn’t stop his joy! Why? Because the joy of the LORD is his strength. Does he get down sometimes? Yes. He’s human, but after a little talk with his Heavenly Father, he’s right back to his jovial self again.
Many people have overlooked this gift of a man because of the “package” he’s in. He’s in a wheelchair; His right had is withered due to Cerebral Palsy. He can’t walk like others. He’s not the politically correct person to be a pastor or anything else because he doesn’t fit the image.

Well, I’d challenge anyone to just sit and talk to him for about 10 minutes. He has a wealth of knowledge. He taught high school history. He managed a daycare – when it opened, they had one child. When he left, they had 60. This was before he became wheelchair bound, but he did walk with a gate.

At first glance, people didn’t approach him, readily. Oh, but when they got to know him, they loved him. See, my husband is not retarded, mentally challenged, or slow. His mind is sharp. He can recall dates from history and give you the story like he was there for the event. He is a history buff, but now he is an advocate for the physically, mentally and developmentally challenged. He sees the vile prejudices against the “challenged” and he wants to do something to change the attitudes of people who think all people in wheelchairs are “slow”, mentally challenged, or deaf. He wants people who are experiencing ANY DISABILITY/CHALLENGE to be respected and looked upon as “normal” human beings because truth be told, nobody is perfect in mind or body. We ALL have short comings.

My husband doesn’t know I’m writing this blog about him, but I just wanted some other people to know about him. He is very articulate. He’s always willing to help others. No matter where he goes, he cheers people up by just offering a pleasant “hello” or by assisting someone who is a little worse off than he is.

I love this man and I’d like for others to get to know him. He’s a great man in a different package and I think I’ll keep him (if he’ll have me…LOL)
Oh, I forgot the best part, he is a preacher. Has been preaching since the age of 12 (the same year I was born -1964). This man loves GOD and he loves teaching and preaching about GOD. He does a blogtalkradio program on Mondays at 6 p.m. and he is on fire!

He has taught me to love me, be me, and roll with the punches.  He has taught me that I may have Lupus, but Lupus doesn’t have me. He has taught me that GOD is not punishing me, but GOD can get the glory from my story if I let HIM. Isn’t that wonderful? We are the ODD COUPLE, but we are the GOD couple.

ImageBlogtalkradio business card created by Sahm King. He didn’t ask me to post this but I love his work so, as his mother, I’m posting it. If you like it, contact him.
I broadcast on Spreaker and Blogtalkradio simultaneously (most days). I can also be found on YouNow but rarely.
My programs are based on my knowledge of the Bible. I love to talk about the Bible even though I have experienced some things that would cause some to believe that there isn’t a GOD.

The things which I experienced in my life, although hard, and at times devastating, have made me strong although I do have bouts with weakness.

I do believe in GOD. I believe we are all here for a purpose and one of my purposes is writing to help others get through what they are going through. I also write to relieve anxiety and anger – anger aboout having Lupus. Anger about having fibromyalgia, Sjogrens, Paget’s disease, A-fib and now possible M.S. But through it all, I thank GOD for this gift of writing. I know sometimes my writings sound scatter-brained and maybe that’s because sometimes my emotions run high and at other times, they just run…..LOL

I do believe that if I didn’t believe in GOD, I would probably have died already. I have a strong conviction about GOD. I have never seen HIM in person, but I believe HE IS REAL. I don’t claim to understand why GOD allows some of the things that go on, but I believe that HE has a purpose for it all.

For all of the hate that is in the world, GOD IS LOVE.
For all the pain that is in the world, GOD is a healer.
For all the war that is in the world, GOD is peace.
For the death that is in the world, GOD is life.
Some may not want to agree with this post, but it’s my truth. I’ve prayed to the invisible GOD and I have gotten visible results most of the time. There are things I have prayed for and have not yet seen the manifestation but yet I believe I will see those things come to pass.
I believe that in this mortal body, I will never truly come to know GOD for who HE REALLY IS, but as long as I live, I will strive to get to know HIM MORE AND MORE.

The horrible things that are happening in the world serve only as a reminder that one day this life will be over. No more tears, no more pain, no more separation from loved ones, no more fear. Yes, I believe in GOD and I will proclaim it as long as I live and when I cease to live on this earth any longer, my writings will live on.

So, good night and God bless each and everyone of you.

(side note to Sahm and Michelle: Not depressed, not sad (except for those injured and murdered in Boston and throughout the world)…..Insider…..LOL. I love you guys!!!
 

I HATE This Disease

I am so weepy this morning because of this debilitating disease known as LUPUS. I hate the fact that my mind is telling me that I am ready to do x, y, and z, but my body is saying, “Ain’t no way we’re doing that, that OR that, today”. I am so angry with myself because I just CAN’T push past this today. I’m in pain from my arms to my legs. My chest is feeling heavy and I feel like I have jetlag. 
What is LUPUS? Please read the following information from the Lupus Foundation of America.
http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnunderstanding.aspx?articleid=2232&zoneid=523

If you pray, please pray for me as I am having a particularly bad day but I do know it will, it will get better.