They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick., Matthew 9:12
We’ve all heard this verse many times before as Jesus rebuked the Pharisees of the day as they criticized Him for consorting with publicans and sinners. Jesus said these words as it related to the sin-sickness of our reality. The very fact that Jesus used this relationship of doctor and patient shows the importance of having a good medical professional in times of need.
What if the doctor you trusted…is the one that made you sick? And if that isn’t bad enough, instead of trying to make you better, they made you worse. As mistake after mistake piled up in their efforts to make you well, they begin to realize that there’s nothing they can do…so they try to cover it up. Finally, they blame God for your pain.
The doctor-patient relationship is an important part of community. There’s a certain trust patients expect from their doctors to uphold and when that trust is violated, the emotional, psychological, and physical ramifications begin to fall like a domino effect.
Join me as I chat with Janet Mitchell, author of Taking a Stand, as she gives us the real life medical drama of her life as she was faced with this very scenario. Learn how you can improve your own doctor patient relationship and above all, to take a stand for your health. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10927485.
“O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name…”Nehemiah 1:11
So much has happened this summer. The world watched as the U. S. was struck with hurricane after hurricane. We watched as Puerto Rico and the Caribbean were decimated by them. Bangladesh flooded and destroyed villages and killed many more. Thousands left without homes. The ground shook in Mexico and took the lives of many. We have watched as heads of state in various countries bicker back and forth about nuclear power and weapons of destruction. Apathy has grown in our youth. Despondency in our elderly. Complacency in our adults.
In our own personal lives, we have failed relationships, painful pasts, uncertain futures, a rocky present, illness-racked bodies, lint filled pockets, unrealized dreams, wakeful nights, and tortured minds.
The hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” says “What a friend we have in Jesus/All our sins and griefs to bear/What a privilege to carry/Everything to God in prayer
Often, we think of prayer as the last line of defense when it’s our first level of attack. We will be praying for all of us today. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10823335.
Why is God silent in my illness?
Living with a chronic illness is tough enough on its own, but it can become an overwhelming burden when we believe widespread myths about chronic illness. Without a strategy to overcome these lies, we can descend into a listless existence, even as people of faith.
In Perfectly Abnormal, Chris Morris tears down the erroneous and misinformed beliefs surrounding chronic illness. From the unique standpoint of being both a parent of a special needs daughter and having a seizure disorder himself, Chris guides readers through difficult terrain as he shreds the eight most common myths the chronic illness community faces. Then he begins the conversation of developing a better theology of illness, with the intent of bringing his readers to a place of intentional excellence in spite of their conditions.
Join in as we talk with Chris about how God thrives in our in the midst of chronic illness. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10288687.
The idea for this prayercast has been in my mind for a while. When it first popped up in my brain, I shooed it away, thinking it was just an errant thought. Over time, the idea began to solidify but I was still unsure. After all, I wanted to be certain it was something the Lord was leading me to do instead of a nice idea. Two weeks ago, at choir rehearsal, we had an impromptu intercessory prayer for one of our choir members going through. There are no words to describe what is it like to be aware of the Spirit in the room. Here, I knew the idea for this prayercast was definitely of the Lord and that He wanted me to do this.
Prayer is the order of the day. It’s as simple as that. if there was ever a time the Body of Christ needed to come together & pray, it’s now. For the church, for our families, for our countries.. The Bible verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Often this has been taken out of context to be used as sort of a ‘bell call’ to God to give us what we want. But this verse is calling us to humbleness, repentance, & dependence on the Lord.
For this edition of the Write Stuff, we will be taking prayer requests. Although my show focuses on authors, we’re not going to hang up the phone if you want prayer. Call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/8097353. Or, download the WLUV radio mobile app. Tune in!
Mental illness and Christianity have been at odds with each other for a number of years. For a long while, it was thought that any sign mental illness or cognitive impairment was a result of demonic possession. Later, those who suffered from these disorders were locked up in an institution away from the embarrassment of the family. Further still, as our medical knowledge grew, our diagnostic abilities have expanded our understanding of how the mind works. And yet, even today, the topic of mental illness is still a taboo subject.
For Christians who suffer from some type of mental illness or disorder, it may hit a double impact. For the godly woman who is torn between her faith and her health problem, she may be having a hard time with reconciling the condition of her soul with the condition of her mental health.
Do godly women and mental illness go hand in hand? Are they compatible with each other? Can a woman of faith still suffer from bipolar depression or anxiety attacks? Is her faith dependent on her mental state?
We’ll be talking about this and more with our guest Barbara Rupp, author of The Woman at the Well Bible Study guide. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/7910823 Tune in!
Welcome to the 2014 premier of the Write Stuff. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas season and a happy New Year. May this be your best year yet.
Natural. What comes to mind when we say ‘natural’? Of course, the dictionary has a meaning for it but what do you think when you consider the word? For me, I think of pure. Nothing mixed in. No additives. No façade. Plain speaking. Right in front of my face. Natural. God’s handiwork gifted to us. Along those lines, more and more people are coming to an understanding of what natural products and processes mean when it comes to the human body.
Health is a top priority for the New Year. Most people, including myself, want to improve their health. The question I pose to you is this: what if you not only improved your health but you were able to rid yourself of a condition that plagued you every day of your life? On this 2014 episode of the Write Stuff, we will be chatting with Michelle Lee Young, author of the book Two Trees and Twelve Fruits about her journey to a biblical approach to health and how it helped in her healing.
Feel free to call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV mobile app today. Or, you can click the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/5888429. Any way you can, join us.