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Lessons From My Dad

It is hard for me to believe that it has been 18 years since I’ve seen my dad. Prior to his passing, I traveled from my home to be with him for nearly a week while he was in the hospital. After the week, I returned home to my family, Dad was released from the …

Push, Pull, or Carry…Just Get There

In 2014, Peder Mondrup became the first man with cerebral palsy to complete an Ironman triathlon competition. Peder and his twin brother, Steen used special equipment which allowed Steen to swim 2.4 miles while pulling Peder on a raft. He biked 112 miles while Peder sat in front of him. And he ran 26.2 miles …

It’s Easy to…Until You Have to …

How hard can it be to love Jesus? After all he has never done anything but good for me. He tells me to love God with all my heart, soul, and mind and to love my neighbor as myself-(Matthew 22:36-40) which sounds simple enough. After all, I try to be a decent, moral, God loving …

Lessons From My Mama

My mother passed away February 21, 2010 after a short weekend hospital stay. She wasn’t in good health, but her passing was still unexpected. This was the 8th Mother’s Day without her. As is often the case, I often find my mother’s voice coming out of my mouth when I speak to my children. Her …

Giving Your Child to the Devil

(Please be sure and read the addendum at the end of this article). It has been said that in marriage, the pain and stress of divorce is greater than even the pain of losing a spouse to death. I believe the same can be said of breaking ties with your child. Unless one has experienced …