The Evangelical Christian Voice in Chiropractic Since 1953
The 2018 CCA Auxiliary Scholarship
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SECOND PLACE ESSAY
"And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most gladly I will boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." (2 Corinthians 12:9)When I was five years old, my mother went to be with the Lord due to a malignant brain tumor. My memories of her, while few, are crystal
Hudson Taylor is a student at Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA and will graduate in April 2019. He became a member of the CCA in 2016.
Administering a chiropractic adjustment to my patients will be a means of restoration to their body through the divine mechanism of homeostasis. Ultimately, I pray that my patients will notice the difference in my countenance while interacting with them and while placing my hands on them, that they may ask, "What is it about you doctor? Your joy, your gratefulness, and charity?" And I will respond to them, "Kind sir and dear sister, God is gracious and compassionate, and His Son brings salvation and everlasting peace."I can only boast in my infirmities, because what I have today in Christ is not due to anything I have merited on my own. The world is fallen, dark and riddled with sickness and death. But the free grace of God is present, most powerfully through the death and resurrection of Christ in which the old nature of sin is done away with, replaced by the healing nature of His blood which flows unto everlasting life. All I have to offer without Christ are filthy rags. But shining through the dark waters of my sin, I see God's grace- sufficient for me.
“A time when God’s grace has had a lasting impact and how I will carry its lesson into my chiropractic practice.”by: Hudson TaylorSouthern California University of Health Sciences
clear and as she interacted with me, I saw and felt the love of Christ in her eyes. Her passing was extremely difficult for us all, especially my father, who, while in grief, put his trust in almighty God. I saw the sorrow in his eyes; I saw the confusion in my siblings who were too young to understand at the time. But in the whirlwind of confusion and pain, the Lord was there with His eternal perspective of love for His children.Time went by, and my father met and married my incredible new mother, a godly woman of self-sacrificial love, devotion and diligence. I now have five new siblings- incredible brothers and sisters, a beautiful home to come back to after the busy week of chiropractic school and a rock-solid church to attend with my family every Sunday. Most importantly, the Lord has given me salvation through the blood of Christ; He has enabled me to see His goodness in the trials of life; He has given me faith and trust through loss and tragedy.Sharing the warmth of His grace with my patients someday will be a great joy, as the loss of one's health can create feelings of hopelessness. But the Lord didn't leave me hopeless. He was gracious, and I pray that patients will not feel without hope while under my care.