What is this?

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What is this Spiritual Journey? Maybe I should start by telling you what it is not….. This journey is not: An effort to find my faith. My faith in God remains strong, in many ways it is stronger than it has been. But more on that later. An effort to follow in my father’s footsteps. […]

Another Lap Around the Sun

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As we move forward, I look in the rearview mirror, what do I see? ⁃ I see church people being the hands and feet of Christ. In real.tangible.immediate.ways. ⁃ I see an ICU nurse who still asks how I’m doing every time she sees my daughter, the pharmacy tech, at the hospital. ⁃ I see […]

January 30, 2018 – A Day of Good and a Day of Struggle

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It’s hard to believe it’s a year already. It’s hard to believe it’s only a year. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the doctors reduced my risk of a brain bleed And for that I’m grateful It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the doctors greatly increased my opportunity to […]

The Clock Moves Forward to 2009

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Okay, we went from 1986 to 2009 without a problem, that’s a good thing, right? Well, yes and no. Yes it is in that the AVM did not “reform” in a way where doing something was riskier than doing nothing. And no because some of the symptoms – sore neck, shoulder pain, ear issues were […]

Jump Forward by Jumping Backward

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So, I told you about this “thing.” This AVM thing, this strange blood vessel thing. This thing that I had to go to Mayo Clinic to get taken care of because no one around West Michigan knew what it was. Let that sink in for a second…… You’re in 8th grade. You live near the […]