Breaking Barriers—Winter 2020


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Medications—Many people take medications for pain, for rheumatoid arthritis, for seizures, and for other reasons. In this issue, authors describe the role of medication in their lives and its impact on their faith in God.

To Give Thanks and Take My Meds
Love, support, and a heaping dose of laughter have helped Michelle McIlroy trust that God is using various medications to bring her back into life with her family, church, and community.

At Last, Six Years Without Seizures
Side effects from various anti-seizure medications took Jon Rink and his family on a long and difficult journey before he found relief. 

My Reluctant Dependency and Growing Empathy
Jess Crist has found that God used her brain chemistry to draw her into a fuller reliance upon him. 

Arthritis Is a Disability, Not a Crime
Amy Nyland is grateful for medications and for health insurance, but resents being treated like a criminal for seeking help.

Trial and Error: A Way of Life
Finding the right medications has taken decades for Michèle Gyselinck.

Editor's Note: Medication’s Pros and Cons
Weighing benefits, side-effects, and costs make decisions about medications challenging.

Next Issues:

Spring 2020—Visual Impairment and Blindness If you live with a visual impairment or blindness, please tell us about how you engage in the life of your congregation (400 words) by February 3.

Summer 2020—Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Though completely preventable, millions of people live with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). If you or a loved one lives with FAS, please tell us your story (400 words) by April 24

Winter 2020 Audio Version:
Thanks to Lisa Dykstra, our voice artist, for this audio recording. 

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