A Simple Life, a Childlike Faith

A Simple Life, a Childlike Faith

Reflections on scriptures by Eric

Eric Voorhees is an active member of The Special Gathering who loves to serve others.  Acquainted with hard work, he has been employed for many years at a nursing home.  He is well respected by the residents there and by his employers.  The Special Gathering is a ministry within the intellectually disabled community.  Voorhees is a deacon and sings in our choir.

In Matthew 11:28,  Jesus said, “Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”  I can ask the Lord to carry my cross and to help me with all my burdens.


A child is not always pleased by what a loving parent does, and yet…”We know that in everything God works for our good”  (Romans 8:28).

I can find God’s hand in the events of each day because “the old has passed away, behold the new has come” ( II Corinthians 5:17).  With God, new doors are opening in my life and they lead the way to a fuller life.

Previous Posts

Willing to Change
Last May I was working when I made a mistake.  While I understood that I was to blame, my first reaction was to fix blame in other places.  As I look back on my reaction, I realize it was unrealistic for me to revert into defensive mode, ...

posted 9:26:41am Oct. 07, 2015 | read full post »

Justice and Mercy
As we know, it was God's undeniable sense of justice that demanded that He allow Jesus to be sacrificed on the cross.  However, it was God's mercy that allowed this perfect human to be killed for the sin of all mankind.  While we can do ...

posted 11:43:14am Jun. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Explaining Grace
In the past weeks, I’ve been going over some of the key words in our covenant relationship with God with the members of my community who are intellectually disabled.  Perhaps one of the most important words we use is grace. Most of us have ...

posted 5:55:58am Jan. 06, 2015 | read full post »

Holidays and grief
Today, I heard again the Christmas song about the little boy whose mother is dying on Christmas eve and he wants to buy her shoes to wear as she goes into heaven. He doesn’t have enough money to buy the shoes and a person in line gives him the ...

posted 8:29:32am Jan. 01, 2015 | read full post »

Can You Come?
Maddie is one of those people within the mentally challenged community whom everyone loves.  She is friendly and happy.  Maddie makes everyone feel as though they are her "extra-special friend."  Several years ago Mattie and her husband ...

posted 12:20:34am Dec. 29, 2014 | read full post »


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