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Faith

A Re-imagined Christmas List

I’m kind of at my wits’ end with Christmas lists. Are there things we’d like? Sure. Are there things we need? Not so...

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Faith

Who you are

I heard a song recently and one line particularly stuck with me. It said, “sometimes pain’s the only way that we can...

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I want to be a peach

We were not meant to have a mediocre life. We were meant to live a radical, blessed, edgy, open, screaming about the love of Jesus life....

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Rare Disease

I have a confession

I have a confession. I’ve been advocating and writing about rare disease which makes total sense since Case’s condition is, in...

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Every step of the way

It was like that reminder, the one that you stumble upon when you weren’t even looking for it. My friends and I (to say that, it...

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FaithRare Disease

Why? Why my child?

Why? That is a word that is heard often in the world of rare disease. It’s a word that is often heard in life. Why did this happen to...

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Making it to the Lost & Found

What item of yours would make you almost pass out of you lost it? Or what about if you left it in the waiting room of a hospital and went...

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Writing

I’ve never been a great writer

I’ve never been a great writer, a creative writer at least. Oh, I liked legal writing. It was structured and formulaic. But the...

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Raise your hand if you want to be an American martyr?

I was watching a TV show the other night where a mom had been kidnapped. The kidnappers wanted information from her and they were torturing...

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Faith

Who made you?

Sometimes it is difficult to know exactly what Case understands and what he doesn’t. But tonight, I wanted to catch his full eyes and...

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