Emily Mayfield

Emily Mayfield is a rising junior at Covenant College studying English. She attends church at New City East Lake when at school in Chattanooga. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and sewing. She also loves volunteering with her home church’s special needs ministry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Paralytic and his friends

Paralytic and his friends

The Bible is full of instances in which people with disabilities interact with Jesus. One such instance is in Luke 5:17-26. In this passage, Jesus heals a paralyzed man, brought to Him by his friends’ courageous efforts. The passage explains, “And behold, some men...

Faithfulness in the Unexpected

Faithfulness in the Unexpected

When I was six years old, my maternal grandmother was in a car wreck that left her paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of her life. At the time, my family never could have imagined the beauty that would shine through amidst the intense pain of watching someone...