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When Walls Crumble and Fall

September 20,1989 “If your baby lives he will be severely disabled. He won’t walk or talk or acknowledge you.” The doctor left and I sat without expression. When the words finally sank in, I cried without comfort. Prayed and asked why. It was the destruction of a dream. The dream of the baby and life I planned. When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God…

All Things

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 This was my go-to verse, the one I repeated over and over when my son was small. Repeated through the not knowing. Repeated through doctor appointments, therapies and surgeries. Repeated through medical bills and not enough. Repeated through diagnosis. “I can do all things.” A twenty year old new mom and a medically fragile baby. He came home on a heart monitor with his first surgery scheduled. Doctors…

God Loves Twinkies

  In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be My disciples. –Luke 14:33 Is it just me or has Western Christianity become a spectator sport? It seems we’ve domesticated our wild, radical Jesus and reduced His call to a Sunday service. In the book, not a fan., Kyle Idleman writes, “And I think Jesus has a lot of fans these days. Fans who cheer for Him when things are going well,…

I’m No Saint

I saw him the moment we walked in the gym – an older man watching my son. When you have a kid with disabilities, it isn’t unusual for people to stare or watch them. My son, Joey, is often stared at – I typically feel we are the stage show of the waiting room. The way I handle this depends on the day. Sometimes I engage them, other times I ignore it or if it’s really obnoxious, I might position…