Spreading Hope in the Midwest


I have done very little traveling in my life, but as I get older, my desire to see the United States deepens.  Yet another blessing of doing what we do is that I’m getting to travel.  Several days ago, we embarked on our first extended road trip to the Midwest.  We packed our bags, said [...]

Laura K Interviews Eli

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Laura K is a singer and songwriter who has mentored Eli in many ways, including co-writing the songs on his CD.   You can read her blog at SimplyLauraK.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Laura thought it would be cool to interview Eli.  She was right…               [...]

You Are Invited!

Limited Seats Remaining A Special Evening for Friends of Eli Saturday, March 23rd @ 6:00pm Dinner | Worship | Inspiration – Enjoy a delicious dinner – Worship with Eli Tiller and other talented artists – Be inspired as the Tiller Family shares how God is using their ministry to spread Hope across the nation, and learn [...]

Field Trip to a Television Studio

I went on a field trip today to CBS6 News to be on TV  I got up at 5:00 am because we had to leave at 6:30 am.  We were going to be on a live TV show called, “Virginia This Morning”.  When we left the house, it was still dark and really freezing outside.  [...]

One Sunday, Double the Blessing

On Sunday, John, Eli, and I hit the road for our first family events of 2013.  I was a little bit apprehensive, but only because it had been several weeks since our last event.  If God taught me anything last year, it is that He is with us wherever we go.  So, in the back [...]

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

  Thanks to a package that Eli received in the mail from his new friend, Jen, we had all of the ingredients to bake a “Happy Birthday Jesus” cake.  It’s even Eli’s favorite, vanilla cake and vanilla frosting.  The candles are in honor of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School.   As we celebrate [...]

Hometown Heroes

Hero – noun – A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.  (Dictionary.com) Eli was designated a “hometown hero” by our local Christmas parade organizers and was asked to lead the parade last Saturday with one of our heroes. Photo Courtesy of Gina @ Essex Bank (the parade’s [...]

Eli’s Story on Television

Being on TV.  Some people desire it.  Some people live for it. We didn’t want it.  We didn’t ask for it.  Every time it happens, it reminds us of the first time in 2003:  When the media camped outside the university hospital where Eli lay unconscious, as we begged God to save the life of [...]

Our Texas Trip by Eli Tiller

When we went to Texas we flew on a plane.  I have ridden on a plane before to Disney World three times!  We also went through security and that was no fun. Since I was in a wheelchair, they had to hand check me just to make sure I was all good for the plane [...]

Autumn Whirlwind

In my mind, I’ve been writing posts for weeks now.  We’ve had so much going on that I want to share!  Unfortunately, it never made it from my mind to the website.  So, rather than writing a 5 page monster of a blog, I’m going to hit the highlights of the last month or so. [...]