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We Have Needs Too

Rocky Balboa got it!  He didn't try to hide it; he didn't pretend; he simply admitted he had "gaps."  In fact, when asked by his brother-in-law Paulie Pennino why he liked Adrian so much he said, “I dunno, she's got gaps, I got gaps, together we fill gaps.”― Sylvester Stallone-Rocky Rocky understood having "gaps" is a part of what it means to be human.  No one is perfect.  Everyone has need.  We all have "gaps". Sadly we spend a great deal of time trying to convince ourselves and others that ...
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Together We Can Help Each Other

More often than not moms and dads who have enjoyed a weekend at David's Refuge ask the question, "What can I do to give back?"  Our normal response is to encourage them to develop a regular rhythm of respite so they can take better care of themselves, which means they will better be able to love and care for their children.  They quickly nod their heads in assent but once again ask, "No really, what can we do to help other parents experience the gift of respite?" It was that ...
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Warndell

Without a doubt he is my best friend.  We shared a common womb, we were born on the same day, we both came to faith in a God who loved us in the same year, and we are both ordained ministers.  Sadly, we both had children whose disabilities took their lives.  There is little doubt that we were both tenderized and shaped by the privilege we had of raising and caring for and releasing our children back to God.  Thankfully we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we ...
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“We Know David Was Smiling Down On Us”

I spent sometime this week reading through comments our guests made after their weekend get away with David's Refuge.  As I read them I couldn't help but think of how proud David would be if he knew the difference his life was making in the lives of so many people.  Despite his blindness, disability, and death, David's love for others and God continues to remind many that they are loved and not alone.  David lived his short life on purpose!  I want to do the same thing. Last week I ...
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Now What?

Do you realize you were created to make a difference?  You are a force to be reckoned with.  Out of the 7.5 billion people who call planet earth their home, there is no one just like you.  In fact, I would go so far as to say you are a masterpiece.  You have been given the ability and the opportunity to make a unique impact and difference in the world you live in.  All of us have been given gifts, passions, abilities, personality, and experiences that uniquely shape us.  Our ...
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