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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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What They Didn’t Tell Us

Until our nineteen-year-old son broke his neck in a fall in the summer of 1997, we knew little about spinal cord injuries. His break was very high, and the chance of his survival was bleak. Since he was injured during a trip to Canada and we live in the United States, it was a difficult […]

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Fall Celebration

 I’m honored to be invited to speak at the Salmon Valley Baptist church on October 11, at 6:00 p.m. The occasion is a women’s ministry meeting and fall celebration. I also get to catch up with the lady responsible for leading me to the Lord nearly four decades ago. Connie Seibert and her husband, Pastor […]

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You are Invited

If you’re reading this today, you’re alive. Maybe you don’t feel that way.  Instead, you’re barely holding on. You feel numb, unworthy, somehow less than fully human. It’s especially easy to feel that way if you’re one of the thousands of people suffering from chronic disease or devastating injury. Perhaps you’re one of the millions of […]

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5 Ways to Ease Caregiver Strain

  My latest issue of Nursing 2013 came in the mail yesterday. Usually I set magazines aside for later reading, but the title article on this one caught my eye immediately: Easing the burden on family caregivers I’ve been a full-time caregiver of a high-level quadriplegic son for sixteen years. I love my job, but I’m always […]

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Caregiverlist Summer Photo Contest Awards Gift Certificates and T-Shirts Share Your Photos and Be Entered to Win + Vote for the Winner

Today I’ve been asked to share with my readers an opportunity to enter a photo contest sponsored by caregiverlist.com. They’re giving away Amazon gift cards and t-shirts to those submitting the best pictures. Here’s your chance to share that great pic and win. If you’re a caregiver and submit a picture of yourself and your […]

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In the War for Independence, Who Will Be Their Voice?

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless; Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow. Isaiah 1:17 NASB A heat wave has gripped the nation as the United States celebrates Independence Day. In the midst of withering triple-digest temperatures, a cold wind blows. The chill is coming from the icy fingers of death…the death, […]

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Awakening

A man’s pregnant wife fell into a coma after losing a baby to a blood infection. She was unresponsive and on a ventilator. After two weeks, the hospital told the man they were going to pull the plug. The man “snaps and tells his wife off.” Two hours later, she began breathing on her own. […]

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An Every Day Thanksgiving

My husband and I were talking about the world situation the other day. From recent news reports, everything appears to be going to “hell in a hand basket,” as my blessed mother would have said. I’m not sure what the phrase means, but when she used it about any particular situation, we always knew that life […]

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