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On The First Day of Christmas….

I posted this last year and wanted to share it with you again this!  It is a great one to share with folks who ask the question, "What can we give you or do for you this holiday season?"  Merry Chrismtas. Every year a few weeks before Christmas friends and family would begin to call and ask, “What can I get David for Christmas?”  Each year David would lose more of his sight, physical ability, and cognitive skills.  While his love and passion for the holiday never waivered, his ability to ...
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Warren’s Sermon: Beauty from Brokeness

Today will be my final blog entry on the "The Story of David's Refuge."  It has been fun, therapeutic, and at times difficult to wade through some of the more difficult parts of our story.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.  It is truly a picture of beauty coming from brokenness. In closing, I am going to share a sermon I just gave at our church here in Bonita Springs, Turning Point Church.  It is a great summary of our journey, our struggle to understand disability from ...
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3 Gifts: You are not alone, What you do matters, God loves you!

I am not much of a shopper.  The moment I walk into a shopping mall something happens to me physically.  My eyes start to dry out.  My mind goes numb from all the choices.  And after about six minutes of watching all the people running from one store to the next with bags full of treasures, I begin to feel exhausted.  This is especially true if I walk in not knowing what I am looking for.  As you can imagine, Brenda loves it when I go shopping with her. I ...
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I am Thankful!

"How can you say you are grateful for your son's death?"  This father's anger and grief over his son's diagnosis was raw.  All he could see and feel as we sat in the living room was the loss, the fear, the unknown, and the dreams that would never be fulfilled.  Sadly, he misunderstood me when I said, "I am grateful and thankful for David and all that we have learned from his life and death."  I will never be thankful for Batten Disease and the loss and pain it brought into ...
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David: A Man After God’s Own Heart

It was 3:02 and our first guests had not yet arrived.  Pandora was playing a quiet jazz station.  The flower arrangement was placed in the vase in the bedroom.  The gift basket was filled with gummy bears, chocolate, cheese and crackers,  and a bottle of Pinot Noir.  Now all we needed was for the guests to arrive.  We were excited, overwhelmed, anxious, and grateful for an opportunity to pay forward what so many had done for us.  As we waited, we remembered.  It had been a little less than two ...
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