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.

What Hurts More Than Pain

How hospitality overcomes the isolation of chronic pain and illness: Henri Nouwen defines hospitality as “a constant willingness to see one’s own pain and suffering as rising from the depth of the human condition that we all share.” Continue reading

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You Are Not Just Your Body — Part 2

God can use your illness to create deeper spirituality in you, but it comes from a willingness on your part to be shaped. Continue reading

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He Is Risen Means You Get a New Body

We exchange perishable for imperishable, dishonor for glory, weakness for power, natural body for spiritual body. Continue reading

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You Are Not Just Your Body — Part 1

And when you have fallen into the trap as viewing yourself as only a body gone wrong, then that is going to damage your self-perception. Continue reading

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Broken and Mended and the Future

Broken and Mended is not just a support group in Woodward, OK, but a movement to “connect hurting people to Jesus and each other. Continue reading

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Better Than Happy

Do you struggle with happiness? Maybe there’s something better to live for than personal happiness, something that will lead to deeper satisfaction than happiness ever could. Continue reading

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Why Me? Why Not Me?

“Who is God?” is a better question than “Why me?” Some reflections on Job and #ChronicPain. Continue reading

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