Will he live or will he die? Part 2

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Ethan in the hospital: a story of faith

(This post is part 2 of my son’s battle with meningitis).

New hospital, same story.

Hour after hour, day after day, I smiled at Ethan, I tried to tickle him. I blew bubbles and played with puppets. All the while I pleaded–

“Please come back to me, buddy. Just one smile? Can you laugh?” Read more »

Will he live or die? A story of faith.

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A story of faith

It has been almost five years since this happened–an event that changed my life forever. This is a story of faith, or how I learned to trust God enough to let His will be done, no matter what it meant for me.

September 19, 2010–A story of faith

My one-year-old looked like a corpse–his limbs as lifeless as a man on his deathbed. I paced our living room as Dr. Gilson, a chiropractor from church held the stethoscope to his chest.

This couldn’t be happening. Read more »

Onward and upward! Forward momentum in writing.

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Forward momentum in writing keeps stories from becoming boring

Let’s imagine you’re kinda crazy. You enter an airport, blindfolded, grope toward a ticket counter, and tell the cashier to give you the next flight, but ask them not to tell you where you’re going!

After all, you want to be surprised 🙂

Where you gonna end up? Jamaica? Wyoming? Delaware? France? The moon?

Aren’t you excited already? That anticipation is killing me! Read more »