Hopeful Words on Multiple Sclerosis, Abortion, Disability Identity, and Unity

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By Colleen Swindoll Thompson - Insight for Living's Reframing Ministries and Colleen Swindoll Thompson. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 30, Mark Davis Pickup’s life took a radical turn. Not only did his daily lifestyle have to be reframed, but so did the placement of his identity:

The whole self-image issue comes up . . . and this isn’t just for people with disabilities, it’s for everybody. I had to redefine myself, from being healthy and able bodied, with an upwardly mobile career, to a new human being that was now in a wheelchair. Who is that new human being? I had to redefine “self.” – Mark Davis Pickup

This life-readjustment for Mark led to his occupation of advocacy for human life and for placing our identity, value, and entirety of hope in Christ alone.

If you are facing a redefining of your “self,” a situation involving abortion, Multiple Sclerosis, or other trials involving a life-readjustment, we hope that Colleen’s truthful and enlightening conversation with Mark is an encouragement to you today.

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Check out Mark’s blog, Human Life Matters, and contact him directly at HumanLifeMatters@shaw.ca.

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