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.

Pain In Middle Earth

I am inspired that Tolkien’s characters saw their world was worth fighting for even in the midst of their darkest threats. Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Loss of a Loved One For the Chronically Ill

The lesson is that grief and loss visit all people. We are not different because we hurt physically. Life is still life, and death is still death. This brings me an odd sense of comfort. Continue reading

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Freedom For The Chronically Ill

“One day we will have our freedom from this body of pain and suffering!” Continue reading

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So You Are Doing Better…Now What?

When you are feeling better…Grab hold of this particular season that you have been given like you never would have before you got sick or hurt. Continue reading

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The Gift of Empathy

No one signs up for chronic pain, but your endurance of it has given you the gift of empathy Continue reading

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What To Do With All That Advice

“I know how it feels to have your illness reduced to someone’s campaign against diet drinks.” Continue reading

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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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