Yes, you are my keeper

The role of friends in disabled people's social isolation When Cain asked God if he, Cain, was his brother’s keeper, he meant it rhetorically. He certainly didn’t expect a response in the affirmative. But the answer was yes. It is yes. I’m trying to live independently of my parents. People from a range of  relationships … Continue reading Yes, you are my keeper

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Redemption of pain

This post is in response to an article shared with me by a good friend. The other posts in this series are The Experience of Pain; Pain in our Culture; Hard-heartedness; and Suffering and Character. Emlet asks the question, “What is your ultimate goal in dealing with chronic pain? Is it to remove pain? Or … Continue reading Redemption of pain

Suffering and character

This post is in response to an article shared with me by a good friend. The other posts in this series are The Experience of Pain; Pain in our Culture; Hard-heartedness; and The Redemption of Pain. Suffering and character Suffering shapes our character, in line with the three responses outlined in the post on hard-heartedness. … Continue reading Suffering and character

Pain in our culture

This post is in response to an article shared with me by a good friend. The other posts in this series are The Experience of Pain; Hard-heartedness; Suffering and Character; and The Redemption of Pain. Emlet says, “some cultures expect suffering and learn not to fear it; other cultures suffer less but fear it more.” … Continue reading Pain in our culture