Next Step: Neurosurgery – Not Your Everyday Plumbing Job

I’m going to begin with a disclaimer.  If you have no interest in the medical details, then you probably won’t be interested in the majority of this post.  So, I will just ask you to pray for us as Eli will be having surgery on July 13.  It’s somewhat routine, at least as far as [...]

Eli, Mark Batterson, and Rascal Flatts

  We are so encouraged by the support shown to us since John’s post last week.  Your prayers are precious to us and God is answering:  Eli is doing better. He’s been working really hard!  His physical therapy (PT) at Children’s Hospital has been doubled to twice/week and we’ve been doing daily intensive PT at [...]

A Capitol Adventure

I first heard of Mark Batterson through our pastor, who would frequently mention his name and talk about his book, In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day.  Then, he led our church through a six-week series on Batterson’s book, Wild Goose Chase.  Our church was better for it.  It profoundly affected us. [...]

Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s Mother’s Day weekend!  I’m so thankful for my mother and I’m thankful to be a mother.  I had the hardest time figuring out what I was supposed to do with my life, until I became “MaMa”.  This year we will be spending Mother’s Day in Washington D.C.   We’ll be speaking at National Community Church on [...]

A Mother’s Fear

I am often described as a very patient person.  It takes a lot to get me riled.  However, I would be lying to you if I said that I never get angry.  I try, try, try, to focus on the positive.  But, I’m human.  Eli’s mobility challenges have been my “sensitive spot” for years now.   I [...]

It’s Really Happening

It’s really happening.  I mean, really happening.  Talk about surreal.  I’m no longer just “along for the ride.”  I’m a part of this, this thing that God is doing.  When I look back over the last 17 years, I can almost see the signs.  No, not signs exactly, but groundwork being laid.  A foundation was built while we were [...]