Pam Thorson

Living Threads

My bones were not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, when I was being skillfully woven in an underground workshop  -Psalm 139:15 (GOD’S WORD Translation) You’re Complicated. You probably guessed that. You may have even been told that a few times by a frustrated friend, co-worker, or family member. You may […]

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The House That Grace Built

It was on July 11th of 1997 that our world changed forever. It was nineteen years ago this month that our son Kevin broke his neck in a fall and sustained a devastating spinal cord injury. It’s one of those anniversaries that are bittersweet. So much is so good in our lives. And yet, the […]

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Every Life Matters: What One “Useless Life” Taught Me

  She lay against the stark white sheets of the gurney, her face gray and her hands bent awkwardly inward in the characteristic manner of the disabled. A series of strokes had long-silenced her lilting Southern twang, and she communicated much as an infant, her cries and grunts only distinguishable to the initiated. At the […]

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Every Life Matters: The Gift of Existence

It would have been so much easier to die. Nearly nineteen years ago, our son lay paralyzed in the grass of a church lawn in Canada. He was practicing backflips with a friend when he missed a rotation, fell on his head, and broke his neck nearly at his skull. As a friend ran for […]

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Why I’m Not Fighting to Save Babies: Guest Post by Susanne Maynes

I’m honored to have writer and counselor Susanne Maynes with us here at Every Life Matters. Susanne has worked at a pregnancy resource center for eight years. Her heart for God and her service to women in crisis uniquely equips her to speak with us today.   I enter the room quietly, take my seat […]

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Every Life Matters: Embrace the Pain

      In much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain. -Ecclesiastes 1:18 NASB           The Witch of Buchenwald Ilse Koch was the wife of Karl Koch, commandant of the notorious Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Not content to be a quiet […]

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Crying in the Wilderness: Why Every Life Matters to Me

THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT.’ -Mark 1:3 Today my heart is broken. I haven’t watched the video. But a description of its contents is enough to send me reeling. The revelation of a doctor’s extraction of the brain of an aborted […]

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When These Things Begin to Take Place

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28 Jubilee Bible “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” -Luke 24:5 NASB Inexplicably, we’re drawn to the life-and-death struggles. The cars lie mangled in the middle of the […]

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What a Secular Novelist Taught Me about Writing for God

    This last weekend I was privileged to join other authors and editors at a local event in our area. We filled the coffee shop with authors and aspiring authors who came to “stir up” the gift of God in their lives.  I spoke to them about how the novels of Clive Cussler challenged me to re-think […]

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New Release by Carol Guthrie Heilman

I’m pleased to announce that fellow Lighthouse of the Carolinas author Carol Heilman has a new book that releases today. Carol has stopped by to tell us a bit about her new book. Who is Agnes Marie Hopper? She is a spunky, out-spoken widow. Her husband, Charlie, died two years and three months ago, but […]

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