Worship Leader With Brittle Bone Disorder Still Gives Praise

Written by Andres Ortiz on March 22, 2013

Osteogenosis Imperfecta is the scientific name of having “Brittle Bones.” Taylor Carpenter, 19, is a worship leader in San Diego Country that unfortunately suffers from this congenital disorder. Although Carpenter has severe physical limitations (she is wheelchair bound and short in stature), OI is not a disorder of the brain so she can function mentally as much as the next guy. Instead of her shaking her fist for making her like this from birth or even questioning His goodness or existence, she sings His praises. She recently released an album called Washed Away that featured 10 songs along with a music video for the title track (see below).

Carpenter currently leads the worship for her high school ministry and she has inspired many people, even to tears, during her time ministering to the congregation through her musical talent. You know, it is people like this that really make me question my faith and gratitude. Do I really believe God is my source? Do I really believe He is my healer? Do I really believe that I can only find comfort in Him? Carpenter seems to understand this and she has extreme physical impediments. The closest I get to her is wearing glasses, and I’ve never even broken a bone! I hope this girl’s story inspires you like it inspires me.

Your life is not that hard, be grateful for what God has given and taken away. Remember the apostle Paul wrote Phillipians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice” while he was in a prison cell so small he could barely stand up. He was a short fella, too!

Good Lord, we don’t get it yet.

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Andres Ortiz is the founder of The Saving, a ministry that plays heavy music with heavier Christian content. His new album "David Star", based on the life of David, comes out March 9th, 2014. Follow @andresaving on twitter.