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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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You’re invited! Celebrate the E-Book Release of Song in the Night!

There’s a Song in the Night E-Book Release Party this Saturday on Facebook. It’s an online event celebrating the release of my first book “Song in the Night” in e-book format (which is available on Amazon’s Kindle). There will be a 3-hour day full of remembrance. This will include photos, quotes from her book, a […]

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Blog Tour: A Long and Winding Road with Linda Brendle

Today I’m excited to introduce you to a very special lady, Linda Brendle. A family caregiver for fifteen years, Linda has lived the joys and struggles of caring for loved ones. In her new book, A Long and Winding Road: A Caregiver’s Tale of Life, Love, and Chaos, Linda shares wit and wisdom learned on their […]

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An Idaho Christmas

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. -Colossians 3:15 Hello, Christmas… Another Idaho winter has descended upon us. In my neck of the woods, that means a little snow and a lot of gray days. But leave the river valley in […]

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What’s He Here For?

In the last two weeks we have looked at the person we call the Holy Spirit. I love talking about God, but I’m especially intrigued with the third person of the Trinity. The three persons of the Trinity are enigmatic, cloaked in a mantle of mystery slowly pulled back through the ages to reveal the […]

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What’s in YOUR Heart?

  And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh. -Ezekiel 11:19 Our Heart, the Deepest Place Anyone who’s taken even freshman biology can probably remember what’s in our hearts: mostly […]

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Salmon Valley Celebration

Be hospitable to one another without complaint. – 1 Peter 4:9 Our destination was the town of Salmon, in southern Idaho. We started from our home in northern Idaho. We drove west for several hours up the Clearwater River and over the winding Lolo Pass. That put us in Montana. Then we drove several more […]

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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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