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Not So Ordinary People

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As we celebrate the Christmas Season, I can’t help thinking about the way God chooses to use the most ordinary people to get his work done.  He could go about gathering the heads of state in various countries, or the great theologians or the big-time business people.  He could walk down Wall Street and trust […]

Seeing Christmas with New Eyes

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When Christmas arrived, just over six months after my two strokes in 2007, I was still working hard at my recovery.  I was determined to get my strength back and even to run a marathon on the anniversary of my stroke in May of 2008.  That recovery work took concentrated effort, but since I was […]

The Day I Learned to Tie My Shoes

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A lot of us look at life as an opportunity to reach certain levels of achievement. We work hard and hope to be successful and we think that getting one more promotion or one more degree is a mark of our own sweat and accomplishment. I thought that myself before I had a stroke. However, […]

Beyond Grateful

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We recently celebrated Thanksgiving and like most Americans, I gathered with my family and counted my blessings as the turkey and the ham and our favorite vegetable delights were passed around the table. When you’ve experienced a life-threatening illness, and have been blessed with renewed health and strength, it isn’t hard to feel grateful.  In […]

When You Haven’t Got a Prayer

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Most of us don’t plan to find ourselves in the midst of a crisis, especially when we’re still young and strong and healthy.  We imagine that things like strokes happen to other people, older people.  It doesn’t even cross our minds that we should worry about our health; at least that’s what I thought at […]