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OUR NEW NORM

We have a new normal.  Here is what it looks like.
  • Sleeping in five different beds over the past 15 days
  • Waking up each morning having to orient yourself to which direction the bathroom is
  • Running through the airport like OJ Simpson to catch your next flight, only to have them close the door as you arrive at the gate
  • Six 1 ounce bags of pretzels and six 3 ounces mini glasses of Pepsi to meet your every hunger need as you fly from one city to the next
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Celebrate, Party! It’s good for you

I love a great party!  People laughing, celebrating, eating and drinking, storytelling, dancing, and yelling with arms raised high as your team scores the winning touchdown.  Who doesn’t enjoy a good party?  In fact, I think we were created by God to excel at celebration.  He wants us to celebrate life, each other, events both big and small, little acts of kindness, success, and even sometime our failures.  Very often it is the brokenness in life that shapes us and forms us into a better version of ourselves than we ...
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Every Now And Then You Have To Boast

Would you mind if I took a couple minutes to brag?  I know Mom always said no one likes a bragger.  Even the Good Book, the Bible, says, "Don’t brag about yourself—let others praise you."  Proverbs 27:2  But I can't help myself!  I feel like I'm going to explode if I don't brag a little about David's Refuge.  Six years ago when Brenda and I started David's Refuge, we wondered if anyone would actually sign up and come to our home for a weekend of respite.  We converted David's wing ...
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Defining PROUD

Today's Blog is brought to you by Sarah Watson - David's Refuge Event Manager Definition: proud/ adjective 1. Feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one's own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated. 2. Having or showing a high or excessively high opinion of oneself or one's importance. "She was very proud" - A few weeks ago my little guy took his first “legit” steps! He has been creeping around furniture for MONTHS now, but he hadn’t had the confidence ...
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Sleep Deprivation

Yesterday my doctor looked me in the eyes and said, "You have to work on your hygiene!"  No, I'm not my talking about my personal hygiene.  My appointment was with a sleep specialist who talked about the importance of good sleep hygiene.  I have struggled with sleeping for many years.  As the parent of a child with a special need, there were countless nights we cared for David throughout the night.  Near the end of David's life I went months with what felt like no sleep.  I finally swallowed my ...
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