A couple of nights this week, I have woken up in the early morning hours and have had difficulty sleeping. It has given me a lot of time to think and pray. I began thinking about things that I enjoy and look forward to with eager expectation. God convicted me that I do not appreciate … Continue reading What Do You Enjoy?
This past weekend was the “30th Annual” Tim Weaver Battlefield Invitational. It is always a fun and engaging experience. The gymnasts competing were between the ages of 6 and 18. Many of the coaches had competed at the same time that I competed or later. They made me feel like a celebrity in their midst, … Continue reading End of the World?
Sometimes, I find myself at a loss for words upon receiving the praise of others. As a Christian, I resist the lure of conceit about things that I do. But can an individual be too humble, not accepting another person’s compliments, or is that, in itself, a form of pride? I try to do the … Continue reading Appreciation?
While I have not followed the Olympics closely this year, Simone Biles pulling out of competition has been hard to miss. I have read articles praising her courage and critiques denouncing her as a quitter who let down her team and the United States as a whole. Thirty years ago, I was a gymnast with … Continue reading Courageous, Simone!
I feel as if it's been a while since I last wrote regularly on this site. My life has taken me in different directions lately. The state of our nation has me deeply concerned, and I have been frequently distracted by the politics of our day, prompting me to publish a short book (Lives at … Continue reading Getting Back to Writing
Thirty years ago today, I walked into the gym for gymnastics practice but left on a stretcher, never to walk again in this lifetime. An accident shortly after my arrival at practice left me paralyzed from the chest down, a C5 quadriplegic. I just spent a fun evening celebrating with my family the life that … Continue reading Thank God
Before I got out of bed this morning, I found my mind drifting back to when I was in high school, shortly after my accident. When I left the rehab center, I resumed my junior year of high school, then midway through. Our homeroom assignments were designated according to grade and name in alphabetical order. … Continue reading The Thought Master
Hi all! Most of my recent posts have been of a strict theological and philosophical nature. I would like to take a breather and share on a more personal level before continuing the Jesus Who? series next time. Most nights, I sleep well. But the other night, I awoke before 5:00 AM and couldn't fall … Continue reading Trapped!
Hi all! The price of my ebook, Eternity in View, has been dropped to $3.99. If you have never read my story, there is no better time than now. It is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and i-Tunes. I was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I began gymnastics at age ten, and … Continue reading Eternity in View – Ebook Sale
Several years ago, a friend of mine informed me that she no longer considered herself a Christian. Despite her efforts to develop a relationship with Jesus, she was unable to feel any real connection and no longer believed that God was real. I don’t know why God has revealed Himself to some in real and … Continue reading Eternity in View – Prologue