Hope in the Midst of Suffering by Stacy James, 1999 As a junior in college, I was paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident. In a split second, my world changed forever. I went from an extremely active college student to someone who would never do the things I once loved: run, dance, [...]
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Healing – When God Says “No” By Stacy James, 1994 “Stacy, have you ever asked God for a miracle – to completely heal you?” a man asked me once. Yes, I have asked God for a miracle. In fact, I have been prayed for by quite a few “faith healers” over the years, yet my [...]
Never Give Up On Your Dreams (William Tyndale Story) By Stacy James Written January 31, 2001 (January 31, 2001. Dear Diary,) I have been so frustrated lately – burdened, overwhelmed; feeling defeated. I realized I’m tired of chasing my dreams only to feel like they keep slipping through my fingers. I want so much to [...]
Keys to Victorious Living By Stacy James ”Stacy, when I first met you, you gave me a big smile. I knew then that I had to get to know you.” People are often taken off-guard when I smile at them from my wheelchair. A smile is often the last thing they expect. They probably expect [...]
How many times do we want something but we are afraid to ask? We want someone to secretly know what we want and offer it to us, like a backrub, or another piece of chocolate, or even something of greater importance like a job or a raise.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned from 15 years in a wheelchair, is that we have tremendous power over our own lives. It’s called ATTITUDE.
God has seen me through to lead a victorious life when years ago it seemed full of despair. I can honestly say I’d rather spend my life in a wheelchair and know God personally, than be a million-dollar professional athlete and spend an eternity apart from God.
Answer magazine Jan/Feb 2005 Pressing On By Stacy James, written 1998 Photo: Waterskiing is Stacy’s favorite sport. (Photo by Helen James) SEVEN YEARS AGO I ENTERED A LIFE I DID NOT CHOOSE. At 20 years old, I broke my neck in a diving accident and was paralyzed from the neck down. The doctors told my [...]
“Ever since it happened, we all wanted to know WHY,” said an NBC news correspondent about the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16, 2007. It’s the universal question: If God is a loving God, why would he let something like this happen? If he is all-powerful, why didn’t he stop it?
At the end of my junior year at UC, a diving accident left me a quadriplegic. In spite of that, the life I have led since 1991 is far more abundant and joyful than I ever could have imagined. How can that be? I discovered that the ability to face life’s challenges exists within each of us. Here’s what works for me: