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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

Considering disability in Weekend Words


John 9:1-5, Contemporary English Version 

As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who had been blind since birth

Jesus’ disciples asked, “Teacher, why was this man born blind? Was it because he or his parents sinned?”

“No, it wasn’t!” Jesus answered. “But because of his blindness, you will see God work a miracle for him. 

As long as it is day, we must do what the one who sent me wants me to do. When night comes, no one can work. 

While I am in the world, I am the light for the world.”

LIsten to or read Dr. John Piper’s thoughts on how we should respond to those with disabilities.

Don’t Look Away from Disability | Desiring God

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Also featuring Dr. Piper

Fifteen Tactics for Joy – Devotional by John Piper | Solid Joys


showing love in Weekend Words


John 13 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

12 When Jesus finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and went back to the table. He asked, “Do you understand what I did for you?

13 You call me ‘Teacher.’ And you call me ‘Lord.’ And this is right, because that is what I am.

14 I am your Lord and Teacher. But I washed your feet. So you also should wash each other’s feet.

I did this as an example for you. So you should serve each other just as I served you.

34 “I give you a new command: Love each other.

You must love each other just as I loved you.

35 All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.”



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In 16th century England, William Shakespeare wrote plays and poetry that are still considered some of the greatest literature in the English language.

His writings explored human emotions  from love to hate, and every feeling between. Some were tragedies, some were comedies, and they  touch our lives now as much as they did for  people 400 years ago.

Much of Shakespeare’s personal life, including his medical history, remains unknown. Even the dates of his birth and death are in question; as close as we know he was born in 1564 and died at age 52 years. The cause is not known.

He and his wife Anne Hathaway married young and had 3 children- a girl, followed by twins, boy and girl. Their son died at age 11, cause unknown.

The older daughter Susanna married a physician Dr. John Hall.

Here is a link to

The Complete Works of Shakespeare



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