All posts by Rachel Roth Aldhizer

Rachel Roth Aldhizer lives and writes in North Carolina.

Two Truths for Dark Days

Like many parents, I’ve sent my kindergartener to school recently with a pit in my stomach. Horror of the recent school shooting has ripped across the nation in the last week. My mind is preoccupied with terror. My kindergartener attends...

/ April 6, 2023

The Contradiction of Healing Prayer

“The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” I think about this verse often. I am not sure who counts as a righteous person, and I’m not sure how to qualify “working.” The sentence before...

/ July 28, 2022

The Blind Get the Last Laugh

“Did you play with other kids at the park today?” I ask my kids over lunch. “Yeah, we made a friend,” my son says, while my daughter chirps, “with a baby!” She is barely bigger than a baby herself. “But,”...

/ June 7, 2022

Eyes to See: On Disability, Spiritual Sight, and the Holy Spirit

When I was pregnant with my son David Samuel, born in the heat of last July, I wondered if I could make a sort of bargain with God. I knew David would be disabled, and I prayed either that God...

/ March 8, 2022