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Concussions Almost Stole My Life

I have always been fairly self-motivated and driven. I grew up in a Christian home, accepted Jesus at a very young age, and attended a Christian school, but I still thought that I didn’t need Jesus to walk with me through life. I could handle things myself. On October 5, 2010 I received my first of seven concussions. Over time the pain became...

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Be the Best I can be, Today
Be the Best I can be, Today

I am 41 and spent Mother’s day morning getting up at 5:30 (yes a.m.) by choice to do a 10km run. (Run is a strong word).  Now before you shut me off and say this doesn’t apply to you, just stick with me for a moment.  I am NOT one of those super fit types that loves to exercise.  (I really don’t understand that thinking myself)  My story...

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I Didn’t Want a Divorce, But Could We Last?
I Didn't Want a Divorce, But Could We Last?

I did not want to be another divorce statistic, but the numbers were not in our favor. My husband Rudy is a bus driver and I work in dentistry - both careers that rank high in divorce statistics. We have a severely handicapped son. We struggled financially. My husband has been fighting depression for most of his life. My life and my marriage were...

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Who Benefits From Prayer?
Who Benefits From Prayer?

CNN ran an interview this morning that caught my attention. Anderson Cooper was interviewing Christopher Hitchens the author of God Is Not Great.  Hitchens is quite famous for his views against the existence of God.  He is also currently battling a very lethal form of cancer.  Cooper wondered if the disease had changed his beliefs at all.  Hitchens...

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An Unreasonable Joy
An Unreasonable Joy

I have always loved babies. Even as a young girl, you would see me carrying my little cousins around on my hip. So I just assumed that when I got married and decided to have children, it wouldn't be a problem. When my first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at thirteen weeks I was heartbroken. Since I got pregnant right away the first time, I...

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Fasting: Is it healthy?
Fasting: Is it healthy?

Fasting has been a common human activity since the beginning of recorded history. At its most basic level, fasting is abstaining from food and liquids, or sometimes just solid food. But is fasting healthy? More specifically, can fasting be used to lose weight, or detoxify (detox) harmful materials from the body? Fasting to lose weight Medical...

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Accidental Grace
Accidental Grace

What a way to ring in the New Year! Cold blustery winds sent snow swirling around trees outside my hospital window. From my hospital bed, I looked up at my family and asked, "What happened?" One side of my face was swollen and covered in bandages. I had no recollection of how it occurred. It was explained to me that I had fallen from a ladder, landed...

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A Victory Through Suffering
A Victory Through Suffering

One hot July afternoon in 1967, I dove into a shallow lake and my life changed forever. I suffered a spinal cord fracture that left me paralyzed from the neck down, without use of my hands and legs. Lying in my hospital bed, I tried desperately to make sense of the horrible turn of events. I begged friends to assist me in suicide. Slit my wrists,...

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