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Posts by Shannon Pugh

  • Get A Life
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    Get A Life

    Going into 2010, my New Year's resolution was to “get a life”. I was 26, single and worked a high-stress job. I had struggled to make and keep a friend group since elementary school, so my friends had changed based on life stage. High school friends were lost when I went to college; college friends were lost when we graduated and scattered across the country. The few people I had reconnected with after moving back from college were getting married and having kids at breakneck speed. I did attend a local church, but it felt like I was in some no-man's land between “right out of college” and “newly married”.

    Since I didn’t really fit the demographic of any of the small groups that were offered, I chose to tag along with my friends who attended the “newly married” group.

  • What does the Bible say about disabilities?
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    What does the Bible say about disabilities?

    But all things that bring glory to God will remain. I have seen incredible joy, hope, and unconditional love embodied by many people with disabilities. There is no need to “heal” those gifts. And I believe that those who praised and exalted God on earth despite great challenges and pain will be lifted up high and celebrated.

  • God's Presence is Undeniable
    eLetter

    God's Presence is Undeniable

    Some may see that as irreverent, but you can’t deny the presence of God in that room. It is tangible, and I believe that all of heaven is dancing and cheering right along with us!

  • Myths & Tips
    IBC Stories

    Myths & Tips

    I have wondered for many years why people shy away from interacting with individuals who act or look differently because of a disability.

  • When Tragedy Becomes A Gift
    eLetter

    When Tragedy Becomes A Gift

    What started off as tragedy and loss, turned into a gift for one family, IBC, and the Irving community.

  • The Body of Christ
    eLetter

    The Body of Christ

    If you’ve been around IBC for more than about two minutes, you’ve probably heard that our mission is (say it with me now) to grow in Christ, connect in community and join the mission!