Living with a chronic condition or pain may have you questioning the character of God or His purpose in the suffering. Can a person be whole with a chronic illness? Liuan Huska has been struggling with those questions as she lives with a chronic illness, and this has caused her to rethink her assumptions about what it means to live a good/successful life. Liuan visits with Deb and points us to the example of Christ as one who walked through suffering before the triumph of His resurrection.
What are some of the prayer practices from past generations of the church that will strengthen our prayer life in today’s crazy world? Amy Boucher Pye draws from Christian history as she guides us through some practical examples of those ways to pray. Amy joins Deb to go deeper into the gift of prayer as she inspires us to pray regularly and repeatedly recognizing God’s delight in hearing from you.
Liuan Huska is a freelance writer and speaker focusing on topics of embodiment and spirituality. Her writing, on everything from chronic pain to evangelical fertility trends, has appeared in Christianity Today, The Christian Century, In Touch Magazine, Hyphen, Sojourners, and Church Health Reader. She lives with her husband and their three little boys in the Chicago area.
Amy Boucher Pye is a writer, speaker, and spiritual director. The author of several books, including the award-winning Finding Myself in Britain, she writes devotional thoughts regularly, including for the globally recognized Our Daily Bread. She enjoys leading retreats, including around the United Kingdom and in Spain, and her MA in Christian spirituality is from the University of London. She runs the Woman Alive book club, delighting in matching up readers with great books. She and her English husband, a vicar, live with their teenaged children in North London. Find her at amyboucherpye.com.