Category Archives: God’s Design

Moving Forward

Becoming a believer. Knowing Jesus as Lord. Living life for God. These are all parts of my new life as a deaf Christian. The desire to serve God continues to this day in my life. Becoming active in a local church is one part of my new life. When we moved to Florida, my wife and I looked for a Deaf Church. My wife is now deafened like some others in her family. A hereditary condition. Being late Deaf means she needed to learn Sign Language. So did I also learn Sign Language to communicate with my wife. Continue reading

Decision Time

It was after attending my future wife’s church a few times that I came to a decision, or a fork in the road, of my life.  I understood what believing in Jesus was all about.  I knew that God loved me just as I am.  Indeed, God created me just as I am, deaf and hearing impaired. There are few decisions which are life altering, but believing in Jesus is one of them. Continue reading

Repent & Believe

I was stubborn and unyielding. As an atheist I insisted there was no God. I said to myself that I tried to do everything the right way. I learned to deal with my deafness, and as a hearing impaired person I was able to survive. Yes, I survived the hearing world and I did “ok”. I was happy most of the time with that. Continue reading

Good News

Ah, John 3:16.  The most often quoted of all verses of the Bible.  It is the “Good News” of eternal salvation offered by God to believers.  I grew up deaf and hearing impaired, not Hearing. Church did not appeal to me.  Because of my deafness and hearing impairment, I did not learn much or understand much.  But, John 3:16 was one of the very few verses I learned to memorize. Continue reading

Sin

I grew up not knowing I sinned and “fell short of the glory of God”.  I did not know I was “dead in sin”.  Also, I did not know of God’s gift through his Son, Jesus.  Because I was hearing impaired, even while wearing a hearing aid, I did not appreciate church.  My family took me to church.  I could not understand the Preacher from where we sat.  So I was bored with church. Continue reading