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Internet scrolling you can feel good about
Here’s the thing: We scroll through a thousand things every day. A deluge of emails. An increasingly divisive steam of social media posts. Mindless surfing of a website or twenty. Those aren’t bad things, they just aren’t really all that life-giving most of the time. CUREkids is the opposite of that.
Wherever Jesus is, healing follows
It’s no secret that Jesus spent a lot of time healing people, but He didn’t necessarily spend a lot of time seeking out people to heal. In Matthew, crowds came to Jesus and placed people with a variety of disabilities at His feet. An entire town gathered at His door in Mark and He healed many of their diseases. A paralyzed man was carried on a mat and brought before Jesus in Luke. In John, a man found Jesus as soon as He arrived in town and begged Him to heal his son.
“I might be married in 13 or 14 years. First I have to finish class 8, then high school, then university, and then to be a doctor. I have a journey still. But it’s better than being old already.”
“All my fears are behind me”
The first time we met John Paul at clinic, he was sitting in the happiest place in the hospital—the playroom—unsuccessfully fighting back tears. A recent fall had left his upper leg in severe pain, and it wasn’t getting any better. We tried to cheer him up with activities, conversation, and anything to distract him. He hadn’t […]
Is God a crutch?
A few weeks ago, I started seeing a video about crutches pop up all over the place. In this video we see an exciting new redesign for crutches, which basically haven’t changed much or been improved upon since the American Civil War, 150 years ago. It was interesting to see this redesign, since we see a lot of crutches here at the hospital.
In the midst of brokenness
There is so much brokenness in the world. Broken homes, broken lives and broken hearts. I’m becoming more and more aware of this as I travel around the world. Brokenness is real. It’s so evident in other countries, but it’s also here at home as well. It just feels more broken outside the boundaries of my familiarity.
Wife, Mother, Farmer, CUREkids Encourager Extraordinaire
Karen Paulus, a long-time supporter of CURE, sent her first CUREkids get well message in 2012, and in the years since, she has become our most prolific encourager, sending hundreds of messages to kids in CURE hospitals.
Facing trials with joy
This morning, I took time away from my busy-ness to read some of the updates of the CUREkids. Hopeful images of shining smiles in times of distress called me out of my drone-like existence and challenged my apathy. It was said of a girl named Sirgut that, “even if she is in pain sometimes, she always has a beautiful smile on her face to everyone who passes by.” Reading this convicted me of my own discontentment.
10 things I’ve learned in the best job ever
Time on this planet flies. In the tropics, it flies a little faster. I think it has something to do with being on the equator, where the earth literally spins quicker, and there are no climate indicators that remind you that time is moving forward. It feels like I was hired as the first CUREkids Coordinator for the Tebow CURE Hospital just last week. And now, my first year is almost over. I’m not planning on going anywhere; there’s still a lot to do, a lot to learn, and whole lot of kids to love and hang out with!
Life is filled with God’s stories
As I continued to beg God for direction in life, He used every day to teach me how to trust Him and listen to every story that He’s creating around me. I became aware. I noticed that every experience that God has brought me through has its own story. Some ended great, and many did not, but I saw that all of these stories led me to one destination. They all led me to Jesus. This year, I have seen more of God’s existence than I ever have before.
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