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Living the Impossible

Impossible. That’s what they told us. Oh, they used different words at different hospitals, but they all said the same thing. After Kevin’s devastating spinal cord injury sustained in a fall, his situation seemed hopeless. He lay paralyzed from the neck down and kept alive by a ventilator. He was first taken to the local […]

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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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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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