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From Limits to Launch

Limits. I hated limits when I was three and had to take a nap. I hated limits when I was ten and couldn’t ride my bike anywhere I wanted. I hated limits when I was a teen and …

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Man on a Mission

When a person learns that they are dying, it does not mean they are dead or even half-dead. It means they are alive. Their life matters. Each day counts. Purpose and passion take on new meaning. Josh wants his living and …

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Fixed and Focused

I’ve spent 19 years “fixing” Josh. Born with Sickle Cell Anemia, Josh came home through the miracle of adoption when he was 6 months old. He’s been a medically complex kid since the day he arrived into our lives—gaining …

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Sinner Saint

Well, the Jank crew successfully lived together for a whopping 33 days and 11 hours without a major skirmish. It’s a record by at least 30 days, maybe more. My guess? The whole idea of dying brings out the …

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Moments Matter

We’re having the best days of our lives. Intentionality is the mother of love. We are giving time and attention to how we spend the hours of our days. Moments matter. Hospice Care brings that into clear focus. The time …

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Alone

I am rarely alone these days. It’s not good. It felt dangerous to be alone this week. When I was, every ounce of bottled emotion released its fury. My throat tightened. My stomach knotted. I forgot how to …

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Vertical Ascent

I’m pulling out the chains and opening up the dungeon door. Fear, this stalking enemy, must be stopped. Contained. Rendered useless. Left to prowl, he will rob me of the joy that is mine – mine for this …

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Quality Control

Josh’s life is held in the hands of God. Mine, too. Yours is no exception. The quality of Josh’s life is dependent upon high flow oxygen and a 24-hour a day pain pump. The quality of my …

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Refuge

Retreat has had two primary focuses in my life: Offensive. Defensive. I retreat to refuel—to tank up—as I run the race. I retreat to find refuge when battered and worn. My day away could not have been …

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Come Away

I’m in a good place. A God place. But that doesn’t mean I’m in a great place. The spin cycle is brutal. I land on my feet most days, but the constant pounding of the agitator (that …

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