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Ahmaud

I walked the beach today. My knee protested the attempt of a run. Ahmaud shares a birthday with my Natalie. As we celebrated her I couldn’t help thinking about his mama. How heartbreaking this day has been for her. In my sadness though I have new hope. Hope with the arrest. Hope in the prominent Christian leaders who have chosen […]

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Pro All Life

I want to rage. And weep. And cuss and scream. Scream at the top of my lungs…. DO YOU NOT SEE HIM? Do you not see his bleeding, lifeless body in the street?  If it doesn’t make you angry,  If it doesn’t make you want to move or speak, Than you stand with the bigots who slayed him. Your indifference […]

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Overcommer

This guy right here is the biggest dreamer you will ever meet. He has big, swiss mountain size dreams. He started writing rap lyrics at 19 as a way to fight through the emotions he had dealing with depression and a physical disability. His lyrics not only woke up something creatively beautiful in his soul they woke up us, as […]

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We Won’t Forget

Natalie’s choir took part in a memorial ceremony on 9/11. We will not forget. Prayers for our countries continued healing. For the families who lost loved ones. For the safety and protection of our country. For the men and women serving to protect. For love and peace to reign. In Jesus name. God bless America.

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Day 4

Days seem so long in the hospital. It’s impossible to get a good nights sleep with the constant interruptions. I completely understand the medical staff have to do their jobs. I used to be the one waking people up for assessments. Understanding the need doesn’t help when we’re walking around like zombies through the day. Still I am blessed that […]

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A New Back…day 1

We have been preparing since May for the impending surgery to correct Tres scoliosis. Even though he has been through multiple orthopedic surgeries I have been dreading this one. He has been counting down the days. His back has been causing him so much pain, he could barely tolerate more than a few hours in his wheel chair. Per my […]

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Laughter is the best Medicine

One of the IV medications given to Tres during his procedure is well known for causing people to be quite loopy as it wears off.  At the suggestion of one of his doctors we started looking up funny over anesthetized kids on  +YouTube.  Soon everyone who visited had new suggestions of hilarious videos we just had to watch.  The videos definitely helped pass […]

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To Have a Voice and FINALLY be heard!

Amazing, God driven events have been unfolding in Tres education.  As I referred to here we have had some recent frustrations with a charter school we tried to get Tres enrolled in.  Good friends of ours were recently at a restaurant were they over heard a reporter discussing research that his company was doing on Charter Schools in Florida.  Our friends shared in the struggles their […]