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No Doubt, They Had No Idea!!

As an orphan waits for a family, no one in their world (the workers, directors, etc. of the orphanage) would ever guess or even begin to imagine what our faithful God would have planned for their future when a family comes for them!  The orphan knows first hand hopelessness, despair, the long lonely days and…

Can You Help Me?

Hey friends, look at this little guy.  Do you notice his eyes?  They are looking right at the camera.  Staring.  If I could speak for Malachy he looks to me like he is pleading, “Hey! Do you see me?  I mean, really see me. Yes, my body is badly broken, but I need your help! …

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Even Ryder the Dog Knows

Our miracle girl is at it again because of our great God’s astounding faithfulness!!  Remember medical professionals said she would never do anything because of her severe brain disease (multiloculated hydrocephalus with over 12 pockets of water that her surgeon and I can count).   Some even said that she wasn’t worth feeding (yes they actually…

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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…