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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

January 22nd 2018 @ 9:55 AM

In the early stages, even the diagnosis of Alzheimer's did not alter my dad's habit of praying three times daily. Without fail, Tuesday was still his set fast day. He loved church, and during every service he worshiped with his whole heart. Many times, I sat quietly on the stairs, listening as he prayed, "God, I've got memory trouble. But no matter what I forget, don't ever let me …Read More +

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings

January 18th 2018 @ 9:30 AM

When my son, Emmit, was three months old, I noticed that he was having spasms. When he was five months old, he was also delayed compared to other babies his age. I took him to a neurologist who did all kinds of tests. A few days later, we got the call that said he was having seizures and he was diagnosed with infantile spasms. We were told that this …Read More +

Cystic Fibrosis

January 15th 2018 @ 1:35 PM

When Your Child's Disease Is Invisible

My daughter, Reagan, is eleven years old. She came into our family after many years of waiting and praying for a child. When she was born, she looked like the picture of health, but it was quickly evident that something was not right. What we didn’t know at the time, but would discover several weeks later, was that Reagan had cystic fibrosis. …Read More +

Hold On (Dealing with Depression)

Hold On (Dealing with Depression)

September 20th 2017 @ 11:05 AM

I laid on the floor of my small office in my home feeling hopeless and despondent. I screamed, cried, and pleaded with the Lord, desperate to feel His presence, but the heavens were silent. 

 I had been laid off from my job and I’d just had my third daughter after a difficult pregnancy. Depression came on gradually and before I knew it, apathy had settled in. There were …Read More +

I Want to Go to Church

I Want to Go to Church

January 6th 2017 @ 10:45 AM

Early in 2016, something happened in Sarah’s life that inspired many people on the ABLE Ministry UPCI Facebook page. Her mom tells the following story:

This picture captured a beautiful moment in God’s presence. Sarah was at the emergency room until 4:00 am with respiratory issues, an accelerated heart rate, and a fever. The entire time she was at the hospital, she kept giving the sign for church. …Read More +

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