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.

Lamenting Travel Loss

Lament helps us to come to terms with what chronic illness and pain have cost us. Continue reading

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How Chronic Pain Changes Our Experience of Time

I am a student of the primary biblical languages (Hebrew/Greek). One of the differences between languages is how verbs reflect time. English is a very “tense” conscious language. One of the earliest concepts we learn as elementary students is the … Continue reading

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The Struggle For Women to Be Believed

I watched the entire Oprah interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a few weeks back. I have learned the hard way that just because someone seems believable doesn’t mean they are telling the truth. But it surely still means … Continue reading

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Is Your Illness God’s Plan?

“The Bible is fairly resistance to giving answers as to why something terrible has happened. What is modeled is crying out to God in our distress and resolving to trust him when we don’t have answers.” Continue reading

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A Post-Covid Future

We see those things with our eyes cast to the final horizon of time itself, the end of time, the end of all that wars against us. Continue reading

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What Is Wrong With Us?

I am angered nearly every day by the layers of disinformation and the daily merciless dismissal of so much humanity. Continue reading

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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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