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What Would You Tell Them?

At this very moment, my younger brother Neil is hosting his Christian radio talk show in Buffalo, New York just as he does every weekday on WDCX.   Neil is a gifted speaker, tenderhearted and wise beyond his years.  I am so proud of him. Neil is talking today about the Sutherland Springs, Texas massacre.  Friends,…

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Heroes

It’s a sobering day as we pray for the families of those murdered or injured yesterday as well as those heroes who responded in New York City.  I saw the cell phone footage of the Special Needs school bus that was intentionally hit by the terrorist and gasped as my eyes filled with tears!  The…

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And Then It Won an EMMY

Last December I think I mentioned that our family was asked to participate in an interview with the KTVK-3 news station here in Phoenix regarding our church‘s over-the-top, incredibly wonderful special needs ministry – In His Image.  We were thrilled at this privilege and had a emotional time sharing what the ministry means to our…

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Birdie’s Gift

In celebration of National Down Syndrome Awareness month, we share a bit about our own Down Syndrome gift – Miss Birdie. ****** Once upon a time, our little Birdie was being knit together in her mother’s womb.  By God’s great knowledge, love and mercy, as the miracle of life unfolded our sweet little baby girl…

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Choosing My Friends

Some of you may or may not have heard that last Friday I received a frantic phone call from Emma asking us to pray.  She was unaware that Josh had already sent an urgent text to our family chat.  Seven-year-old Opio, one of their little Gems, had stopped breathing.  Emma was doing CPR as Josh…

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Joys from Uganda

Wifi has been spotty, iffy and everything in between this International Voice of the Orphan October 2017 GO Team trip, so writing a blogpost (until this moment) has been impossible!!  But suffice it to say, it feels oh-so-good to be back in this land we love with a group of precious ladies serving The Gems…