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Bitter or Better: It’s Our Choice

Have you ever wondered why it is some people can walk through adversity and actually use it to become better, while others go through a trial and they become bitter?  One person takes the lemons handed them in life and turns them into lemonade.   Another person gets the same bag of lemons and they allow them to sour everything in their life.  Same bag of lemons, yet two different responses. Last week I was introduced to two incredible organizations started by people who were handed a bag of lemons every ...
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Stinking Thinking: You are what you think

This past weekend I was privileged to be a part of a panel discussion on "Caring for the Caregiver" at the 2014 Accessibility Summit.   This is an annual conference that joins families, caregivers, faith based organizations, service providers and teachers who care for and support those with disabilities.  We enjoyed meeting others who have a similar heart as we do for these amazing people. During the panel discussion I touched on the power of our thought life and the tendency we all have to believe lies about ourselves, our children, ...
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2013 Annual Report: A Story of Hope and Love

Have you ever read a book that you just couldn't put down? Each chapter draws you deeper and deeper into the story as the plot takes twists and turns you could never have imagined. It’s only when you get to the end of the book that you realize how each person, event and place fit together so that the story makes sense.  As we reviewed the last two years of leading David’s Refuge, we felt as if we were reading a great novel. It is a story of great loss, yet a story of ...
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Today is Rare Disease Day: Alone We Are Rare; Together We are Strong

Today is Rare Disease Day.  David's life was shortened by Battens Disease.  We know first hand the affect of living with one of these horrible diseases.   Today I am just writing to ask you to remember and pray for those who are boldly caring for and loving their family members affected by one of these rare diseases.  It can be a lonely battle.  The theme for this year is: "Join together for better care!" The following is a quote from the Rare Disease Website: Many people with rare diseases ...
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Looking to the Future: Where do you see us?

Have you ever had a question stuck in your head that just won’t go away?  Here are a few that have been bumbling around in my mind for the past six months or so.
  1. How big should David’s Refuge grow?
  2. Who do we need to hire to accomplish that growth?
  3. As we expand our sphere of influence how do we hold firm to our mission and vision?
  4. What will David’s Refuge look like in five years?  Or ten?
  5. How much will all this cost?
  6. Where will we find the ...
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