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Dec 22, 2019

There's still time ...for you as a caregiver give yourself gifts. 

From My Commentary in the Chicago Tribune:

For family caregivers, the normal stresses and challenges experienced by most during the holiday season can be amplified exponentially. Rather than enjoying the season, many caring for chronically...

Dec 20, 2019

Throughout our lengthy journey of surgeries, chronic pain, amputations, and lots of tears, music has always been the glue for Gracie and me.

We particularly love Christmas music. 

This is a recording of one of our favorite Christmas hymns, Silent Night.

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Dec 11, 2019

A while back, I invited my friend, Daniel Fisher (an exceptional violinist), to perform a duet with me at church.  During the serving of communion, we played a medley of The Old Rugged Cross and Near the Cross.

Each time I listen to this, I’m stunned by his playing.  While playing the piano …I just try to stay out...

Dec 10, 2019

Those who sow in tearsshall reap with shouts of joy!He who goes out weeping,bearing the seed for sowing,shall come home with shouts of joy,bringing his sheaves with him. - Psalm 125:5-6

Are you sowing in tears? What does that even mean to us a caregivers. Take a listen to this episode as we unpack this Scripture and...

Dec 9, 2019

Almost a decade ago, Grammy winner Zac Brown envisioned creating a life changing camping experience similar to his own ...but one that was inclusive for children (and families) struggling with challenges. His heart also went out to the wounded warrior community and his answer was to create Camp Southern Ground.  

"As a...