“Every night I lie in bed The brightest colors fill my head A million dreams are keeping me awake I think of what the world could be A vision of the one I see A million dreams is all it’s gonna take A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make” – “A Million Dreams” … Continue reading THE Miracle Kingdom (17)
"It is easy to...wring our hands and bemoan all of the bad things that happen in this world. It is much harder to...pick up the shovel and go to work. It is my experience that miracles are real and living things. They are built with sweat and toil and hard work from the foundation up … Continue reading The Night When Christmas Came Early (16)
It seems like every blogger gets around to this post sooner or later, and each one has their own reasons for writing. Here are my personal reasons for why I write this blog. I WRITE TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE. When you're diagnosed with a chronic illness, the things that you always knew were blessings in … Continue reading Why I Blog Our Story
In my last blog, I listed 1-51 of 101 Ways to Help a Family Fighting Chronic Illness. This is the second part of that list! As I mentioned last week, the bulk of credit for these ideas go to the many people who've blessed either us or other hurting families we know, with their love … Continue reading 101 Ways to Help a Family Fighting Chronic Illness, Part Two
We've all been there. A family or loved one is reeling from a new diagnosis, or still being tossed by recurring storms from an old diagnosis. We want to help, but honestly words escape us, distance limits us, and confusion immobilizes us. We feel inept pondering where to even begin to lighten their heavy load. … Continue reading 101 Ways to Help a Family Fighting Chronic Illness, Part One
"When your child has epilepsy, there are many many times when what you plan, what you've hoped for, what you intend to do on any certain day is lost to seizures, their side effects or the side effects of medicine...it is...learning to live with the constant expectation that every plan on your calendar is always tentative. Always. That's why, watching our daughter chat it up with Tink on our first morning in the Magic Kingdom meant more to us than meeting any president elect could have ever meant that day. A plan for a child with uncontrolled epilepsy to meet her favorite Disney pal: flitterifically flawless."
"God won't give you anything you can't handle." - an old adage not actually found anywhere in the Bible "Just remember! God won't give you anything more than you can handle!" Haven't all of us have heard these words offered as encouragement? People mean well. They're trying to help a hurting soul tap into some … Continue reading When God Gives You More Than You Can Handle
"Everybody's been there, Everybody's been stared down by the enemy Fallen for the fear And done some disappearing, Bowed down to the mighty... Maybe there's a way out of the cage where you live Maybe one of these days you can let the light in... Show me how big your brave is And say what … Continue reading I Wanna See You Be Brave: The Story of A First Year at Church Camp