Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What's Your Problem?

Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue." 
~Exodus 4:10~

I was told about Pastor David Bell by a friend while in the hospital with Augustus. It was so incredibly encouraging to see what God has done in his life! I remember crying when I saw him with his beautiful wife and four beautiful children. Not just any cry, but you know, the "whole face cries" kinda cry. What an amazing testament God has made of him! Against what life told him, he is married, he has a beautiful family, and he is an active *PARTICIPANT* in God's work! Many would say he is "the kind" that we as Christians need to serve and minister to. It is true that we should serve those with disabilities, but he turned his face toward the living God and decided he would serve and minister to us! 

So, I thought I would share my morning beat down with you all.... You're welcome *giggle giggle*

"I have Cerebral Palsy, what's your problem?"
~David Bell~

From David Bell's "About Me"...

Few individuals have felt the crushing blows that have besieged David Ring since birth. He was born to lose. On October 28th, 1953, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, David was born with Cerebral Palsy. Orphaned at age 14, he was cast about from family to family with nowhere to call home. He endured constant physical pain, humiliating public ridicule and constant discouragement. Yet in the face of these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, David emerged not victimized…but victorious!

Life was worse than hopeless to him until his relationship began with Jesus Christ who taught him self-respect and acceptance of his physical challenges. To most, physical challenges of this magnitude would prove to be a tombstone. For David Ring, this coming of age was and remains a milestone. You’ve never heard a speaker quite like David Ring. Although difficult to understand at first, you will soon find yourself captured by his quick wit and warm personality.
Whether giving a motivational message at a sales convention, or inspiring church leaders, David always focuses on an individual’s need to conquer the personal challenges an adversities of life. As you hear David Ring, you will laugh…and cry. You will be amazed at his triumph over odds. You will be moved to consider your own life. As one who has not been stifled by his physical limitations, he clearly stakes his challenge to everyone. “I have Cerebral Palsy–what’s your problem?”

As a nationally known speaker since 1973, David shares his story with over 100,000 people each year at churches, conventions, schools and corporate events. He has been featured on numerous occasions on several nationally televised programs.
David’s book Just As I Am, (Moody Press, Chicago, IL) tells about his heartaches and victories, and addresses the central theme of his life: “Triumph Over Odds.”
David and his wife, Karen, make their home in Nashville, Tennessee. They are the parents of four children, April, Ashley, Nathan and Amy Joy.

Living in His Mercy,

The Tannehill's

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