My 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!
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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