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Charlie Gard: The Conscience of a Nation

He lies in a hospital room, his little eyes mostly closed. Although he is nearly a year old, he seems so small. Like millions of others, I only know Charlie because his picture and story have been in the news recently. The first thing that catches my eye in his pictures isn’t the tubes attached […]

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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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Help Wanted: Kindle Giveaway

  No More Living in the Shadows I’m excited to announce that my newest book, Out from the Shadows,  is now in production through Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This new book is a compilation of thirty-one devotionals for caregivers gleaned from my own struggles in the valley of the shadows. The associate editor and […]

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What Is Your Calling?

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” -Isaiah 6:8 He came to earth for one reason: to complete the work given Him by His Father. For that work He sacrificed a normal existence, His own […]

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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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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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