Author Archives: David Heflin

About David Heflin

I blog about topics related to the Christian faith and the struggle of chronic pain. I have ankylosing spondylitis and have dealt with chronic pain since 2011. I hope to provide support and community for those going along that same journey with me.

For the Undiagnosed

One of the more frustrating tales you will hear from those in the chronically ill community is an all too common story of being undiagnosed, sometimes for years, sometimes forever. This leads to confusion regarding treatment plans and accusations of … Continue reading

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Practical Theism In the Midst of Chronic Pain

Though Broken and Mended is a Christian support ministry for those dealing with chronic illness and pain, I desire to create a culture that is welcoming to all. The question is will people who do not believe in God or … Continue reading

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At the Intersection of Grief, Depression, and Illness

I was disheartened last week to witness what transpired on Skip Bayless’ show on Fox Sports called “Undisputed.” Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, Dak Prescott, had recently shared in an interview his struggle with depression in the wake of his brother’s suicide … Continue reading

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Should We Look Forward to Death?

“But treating death flippantly and acting as if there are no consequences diminishes the victory that Jesus has won over death.” Continue reading

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The Sacredness of Life

“Either you believe that God has created everyone in his image or not. You don’t get to choose by race, health, or immigrant status. You can’t wave a flag for the unborn and dehumanize the immigrant, the disabled, or people of color.” Continue reading

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My Review of Walking By Faith

Chronic Illness: Walking by Faith by Esther Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was invited to read an advanced copy of this book, and this work is so needed in the chronically ill community. It is written for … Continue reading

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The Resurrection Doesn’t Expire On Easter

Death itself will be completely overturned, and we will never be robbed by death again! Continue reading

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My Personal Thoughts During the Pandemic

I never felt more like I was in a movie scene than when I picked up my kids’ assignments in school drive-thru’s from teachers wearing masks. Continue reading

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Coronavirus and the Immunocompromised

Furthermore, when people act like it is no big deal that the elderly and immunocompromised may die, as long as the healthy live, they commit both ageism and ableism. Continue reading

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When Jesus Gives You Something Different Than What You Asked

When Jesus gives you something other than what you have asked, can you trust him enough to know his answer is what you needed more than what you had requested? Continue reading

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