Winter 2019: Chronic Pain

Editors Note

Health Ministry Connections: How to Use This Issue in Your Congregation


The Mission of God in Times of Pain
Genuine Ways You Can Help
By Aubrey Sampson

Hearing True Stories
By Ellen Painter Dollar

Alone in My Body
By Liuan Huska

The Restoring Community
By Xochitl E. Dixon

Recommended Reading for Living with Chronic Pain

Programs and Models

When God Doesn’t Make It Better
By Susan Dunlap

Model Moments

Faith Life: My Faith Life
Medicine: Set Your Sight on Better Health
Movement: Women’s Heart Health on the Move
Work: Congregations Working for Workers
Emotional: The Loneliness Epidemic
Nutrition: Lenten Food and Fasting
Friends and Family: Teenagers in the House


True North: No Longer Alone
By Tracy Hilts

Lifelines: Here I Am
By Scott Morris