As a Hip Amputee I can’t run but I can Hide!

Am I the only amputee that finds myself afraid of things I can’t run from? No, I am not talking about things like bears, cheetahs, and wolves because no one can outrun them and I don’t really feel that I am on a different playing field where they are concerned. I’m talking the REALLY dangerousContinue reading “As a Hip Amputee I can’t run but I can Hide!”

Drowning Out the Noise with Stillness

Drowning Out the Noise with Stillness “Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 AMP There is a lost art of “being still” that I believe we need to practice and understand moreContinue reading “Drowning Out the Noise with Stillness”

My Kind of Love

My Kind of Love I have noticed over the past five years of marriage that a lot of people give my husband credit for putting up with a wife that has a disability.  There is always an undertone when people speak of my marriage.  They say things like, “He really is a good man toContinue reading “My Kind of Love”

Consequences of Having One Foot in the Grave

When my leg was removed as a child my parents decided to purchase a grave plot and have it buried.  Their reasons were modest enough and I am honored that they took my amputation so seriously.  Still, I remember the awkward moment as a child standing before my grave plaque and trying to make theContinue reading “Consequences of Having One Foot in the Grave”

Things Break – But We Don’t Have To (Part 2)

Last time in my post titled:  Things Break – But We Don’t Have To (https://crutchprints.com/2014/01/07/things-break-but-we-dont-have-to/) we looked at ways that we tend to operate on the edge of a stress cliff.  We overstress ourselves and stay teetering at the edge of our stress cliff so often that when one small and unexpected event (something breaksContinue reading “Things Break – But We Don’t Have To (Part 2)”

Greatness

Greatness To be given a lot we must start with a little We must nurture that little each jot and each tittle And as we continue to express gratefulness Character is formed into faithfulness The quiet still moments that no others see Little do you know will then set you free   To care forContinue reading “Greatness”

Things Break – But we don’t have to! (Part 1 of 2)

Things break.  This is not a pessimistic viewpoint or a negative one; it is a reality and one that we must face as we go through life.  Lately I have experienced a lot of breaking with the one thing that everyone else takes for granted:  Legs.  Due to my extremely high amputation it is essentialContinue reading “Things Break – But we don’t have to! (Part 1 of 2)”

Journey of Encountering

Daughter of John C. Duncan, III and Sandy L. Duncan, I was raised on the truth and treasures imparted by Little Britain Presbyterian Church (about half a mile from my home as a child).  When I was 4 years old I fell on the preschool playground and hit my knee.  After two weeks of painContinue reading “Journey of Encountering”

You know you are an amputee when…Part II

You know you are an amputee when…Part II by Ashly P. Ash …You are not all right and you are more than half left …The signature party costume you wear is the Leg Lamp from Christmas Story …You feel you already have a leg up on new projects …There has been some sort of prankingContinue reading “You know you are an amputee when…Part II”

Disabling the Disabled?

I used to travel a bit with the Amputee Coalition of America to various conferences nationwide.  The amputee kids of all ages and disabilities would get together on these trips and bunk out in hotel rooms assigned and organized by the ACA committee.  Activities would be planned for the entire three or four day eventContinue reading “Disabling the Disabled?”