One Year Later and God is Still Good: Top 10 Reasons Why My AVM Was Not Wasted

Wow!  It’s very hard to believe that it was just one year ago (October 23rd, 2008) that this most interesting of years began for our family.  I can scarcely comprehend that 365 days have elapsed since we began this journey with a seizure that revealed a peach sized AVM (mass of intertwined veins and arteries) in my brain. 

It’s also Jared’s fourth birthday celebration which was largely ruined last year due to my theatrics.  

Thus began a journey for us that would take this family through the heights and depths…through good days and bad where my very life would hang precariously and tenuously on a precipice…between life and death.  Continue reading One Year Later and God is Still Good: Top 10 Reasons Why My AVM Was Not Wasted

“…through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”

The Word Fellowship meets again Tuesday Oct. 27 at Crossroad Church here in Earlham. The Word Fellowship consists of a group of 35-40 pastors and church leaders. If you are either please consider this an open invitation to join us!

There will be 3 messages given with singing, and significant amounts of time allowed for discussion and prayer. Our theme for this Fall’s meeting is “Through Many Tribulations We Must Enter the Kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22). Specifically, we will be exploring what the Bible reveals as the relationship between suffering and the Kingdom of God.

Following our normal pattern two messages will be expository sermons with a biographical sketch for the third message.

Continue reading “…through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”

Another seizure…and a hypothetical Q and A session with myself for your benefit

I had another seizure Saturday night (Oct. 10th, 2009) and this one nearly scared me to death.  I have wanted to set some things straight about our situation.  This is a good opportunity to do just that.  Our church had a Fall Festival planned and we were supposed to go out to a country home for hay rides, bon fire,etc.  But when it snowed nearly three inches it behooved us to move the festivities indoors.   Continue reading Another seizure…and a hypothetical Q and A session with myself for your benefit

Follow-up visit to Mayo proves very interesting…and exciting!

I don’t really understand codependency but I think this word most accurately encapsulates my feelings toward the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota…and St. Marys Hospital.  I know I need(ed) them and even though they may not admit it publicly I think they also need(ed) me…if only to glory in the miracle of a life that almost ended nearly seven months ago. Continue reading Follow-up visit to Mayo proves very interesting…and exciting!