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.

The God Who Reverses Our Pain

Jesus gives a memorable parable in Luke 16 and it is striking that it is the only parable where a character is given a name.  Normally, Jesus’ parables included a simple description of a character, a Samaritan, a son, a … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain Hot-Links 11/7

For this week’s hot-links, I wanted to share a blog that is specifically for those who are loving/supporting someone with chronic illness.  Let’s look a great blog with many compassionate and helpful posts.  https://calledtowatch.com/. This next one is a typical list … Continue reading

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Finding the Time For Rest When You Hurt

You have probably noticed that just because you struggle with chronic pain, doesn’t mean the world is going to stop for you.  Your parental responsibilities did not stop.  You probably still have a job.  Not only did the bills not … Continue reading

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Hot Links — 10/24

I’m trying to keep up by reading what I can on chronic pain and faith each week.  I was out of town last weekend, so these are a little late in coming out, but here a few good links to … Continue reading

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A Place at the Table of Jesus

Let me start by directing your attention to Jesus’ “Parable of the Great Banquet” and then I want to share a few thoughts about how Jesus’ message impacts those of us dealing with chronic illness.  From Luke 14:15-24 (NIV): 15 When … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain “Hot Links” 10.13.18

I’m going to be writing one regular blog post a week (though I missed this week) and trying to put together “hot links” for the best articles/posts I read on chronic pain each week.  Normally, I may shoot for five … Continue reading

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Finding Your Support

Last night (October 2nd), we had our first ever “Broken and Mended” support group meeting.  Nine people attended the meeting in person and one joined through Zoom. It was a great first meeting.  Someone may not be immediately impressed with … Continue reading

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