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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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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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We Have a Winner of the Caregiving Holiday Blog Party Giveaway

The party’s over for now, but I’ve been honored to be part of the Caregiving Holiday Blog Party hosted by CareGiving.com. Many thanks to Denise Brown for her hard work on behalf of caregivers everywhere. It’ s been a joy to get to know her better. It’s been a crazy year, so I haven’t been […]

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Caregiving Holiday Blog Party

Hello and welcome to my place! I’m so glad you’re here. Since this a party, come on in and join us around the kitchen table. I’ll pretend I’m setting out the pine candles and lighting the Christmas tree. On the table there’s a plate of warm cookies and cups of steaming cider. Only I still […]

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Spinning My Tires

  Around and Around It should have been a banner year. How many people get to be authors? And have an article published in a print magazine? And get to work at a job they love? How many parents see their children and grandchildren living solid lives of faith and hope? This year I had […]

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World Blog Tour

Summer’s Here. Let’s See the World. A world blog tour is a great way to connect with Christian authors and blogs. Thanks to Denise Loock for inviting me to participate in this World Blog Tour. Denise is the author of  two devotional collections that will give you a fresh perspective from the classic songs of […]

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Is Everybody Packed and Ready?

  What a trip it’s been! Like after a real trip, I’m feeling a bit sad to have it almost over. It’s been a whirlwind, to be sure. But I have met so many wonderful people and been so blessed. Today Out from the Shadows is still ranking high in the Amazon Kindle store under […]

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