Power in Weakness

5654302b78d5b20fe968927f5319e43a.jpegMy Featured Blogger this week is Terri Nida, a woman who, like my friend Bill Sweeney, has found greater power and purpose than she ever experienced before becoming a quadriplegic. Does that mean she thanks God every day for confining her to a wheelchair? Hardly. Much of the beauty and power of Terri’s shared 5 year life journey is that she invites us into her struggles as well as her victories. To read of Terri’s hard-won freedom in the midst of confinement is to better understand what life–real life–means.

Take the journey with her!

Diary of a Quadriplegic

I wrote this blog on March 25, 2015. That was almost 4 years ago. God has brought me into the light of faith, hope and acceptance slowly but surely; so reading this blog really inspired my heart. Maybe it will inspire someone else on their journey, someone who might be having trouble finding power in their weakness.


Sometimes I feel so lost. I wonder how I can add any value to this world in my current condition. As selfish as it sounds, I’ve laid in bed for two or three days at a time in the darkest funk wishing I were not part of this world. On those days I refuse to get in my wheelchair and go out of my room or even outside to get fresh air. At some point I will finally ask myself, how did I get here? And the answer is always the same:…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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6 Responses to Power in Weakness

  1. Awesome message! I dropped her a note and followed her blog too. By the way, I followed Bill’s blog when you recommended that and he has chatted with me a few times. Cool guy and such a warrior for Christ! It is incredible how awesome Terri and Bill’s blogs are despite what they are dealing with! They are a true testimony of God’s power and love! Thanks Mitch, God bless!

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  2. Bill Sweeney says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Mitch. Terri is such an inspiration to me. No pretense with our friend Terri – she’s the real deal!

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  3. Alexis says:

    I am also a quadriplegic and just had a baby boy 😍 life can get better after this type of injury

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