Amanda Gene Nelson is a freelance writer and blogger from Florida. In this deeply moving article, Amanda shares her personal testimony of faith, sight loss, cerebral palsy, and hope.
This post is part of the weekly series, "His Encouragement: Thursday Thoughts to Strengthen Your Soul." Scripture: Psalm 40:3 (NIV) He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him A Happy Memory When it was time for me to go away… Continue reading Devotion: The Stories that Shape Our Lives (His Encouragement #22)
Thomas had more faith than many of us realize. It makes sense that he would have questions. Questions bring us closer to God. Sometimes, it takes a personal experience with Christ in order to spark faith.
It is always a tragedy when a sacred space is destroyed. This Holy Week, we remember Notre Dame, the people of Paris, St. Landry Parish, and all who mourn. Our hearts long for the resurrection of an Easter morning.
Little dogs can teach us big lessons about faith and God's love!
The forgiveness that my mother showed to me mirrors the forgiveness that God, our heavenly parent, is willing to show toward each of us. The Pslamist tell us that we are blessed when our sin is forgiven. There is no need to carry our guilt and sin with us for years, the way I carried the guilt that I felt over my mother’s casserole dish.
After my mission trip, I was inspired by the words of Christ. I still did not know why I was born with the congenital cataracts that caused my disability, but I decided that it wasn't the why that mattered. It was what I did with my life.
I started collecting owls because I always believed that the owl was a sign of wisdom. I have over one hundred owls in my office! But true wisdom comes from the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 9.10).
Tinkerbell is a cute little oddball. She is a small dog with a huge heart and she has taught me so much about what it means to love one another as God loves us.
My goal is to see as much of the world as possible before my sight grows completely dim. I am grateful for every day of vision, but even if I lose my sight entirely, I will continue to travel and explore the world in other ways. I know that people who are blind can love travel just as much as sighted people! I do not need to fear the loss of my vision because, "We walk by faith and not by sight."