The Adoration of the Christ Child

The Adoration of the Christ Child
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Everything in its Right Place

A blog about disability, life, parenting, and learning what it means to live well in this world.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Worthwhile struggles

I know it's been a long time since I last wrote anything, and as soon as I have a minute to remedy that situation I will. But, in the meantime, on this cold Friday morning I will leave you with the link to an article I wrote for Biola magazine, the Fall issue of which has just come out.

I receive the quarterly Biola magazine all the way over here in Scotland, and enjoy looking through it as a link to my history and the chance to see what and how Christians around the world are getting involved with life. However, I had started to become disillusioned that there was so little mention of the issue of disability within the pages, and wrote to the editor to express my opinion. After all, disability is the main priority of our life, and I know we are not the only ones.

He wrote me back straight away and asked if I would be interested in writing about our story and what I am doing with my life now, so I did. To be honest, I never actually thought it would come out, mostly for lack of my experience as a writer! But now that it has I'm glad to have shared and grateful for the place that the Lord has given me to be planted and bloom.

Worthwhile struggles indeed, and I don't take credit for writing that title. Enjoy!


Andy said...

Hi Steph, Thanks for the article. I pointed all my students to it, and used the photo of the boys for my class on baptism, where I seem to land my comments on disability at the moment,
Love to you all,

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie,

I read your article in the Biola magazine--Great job! I am Sarah (Tornell) Ranck, one of your former Biola classmates! I was so surprised to see your name! Wonderful to see what God has blessed you with. I live in Alaska with my husband John, and my four children. I haven't RN'd in quite a while--don't miss it. I love being "Mama". I totally relate to your Oct. 14 post. "Do not grow weary in doing good..."
So glad to see you being faithful!
--Sarah Ranck

Stephanie Brock said...

Thanks Andy, I will pray for your work in the classroom and as always we are glad to oblige any material for discussion we can!! Blessings to your lovely family! steph x

And Sarah, I'll email you...thanks for your comments!!