Category Archives: Chronic Pain and Support

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 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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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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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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Does a Support Group Stigmatize You?

The idea that joining a group for support stigmatizes you is perpetuated by a society that continues to elevate self-sufficiency as one of its favorite idols. Continue reading

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Do You Want to Get Well?

A short video examining the Jesus’ question in John 15 to the invalid, “Do you want to get well?” What does Jesus mean and what does it have to do with those of us in chronic pain? Continue reading

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Leaving the Judgment Seat for the Ash Heap

We are better friends from the ash heap instead of the judgment seat. Continue reading

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