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
This past week at small group was a wonderful experience that I will remember for a while. Following our time of prayer, a large portion of the group ended up hanging out and visiting for another two hours before we realized how late it was getting. The time just flew, and everyone was enjoying themselves, … Continue reading “Rough Sea” Experience
Am I truly saved, or am I deceiving myself and living a façade? That is a question that was recently posed to me. And how can you truly know? Or can you? Is it even possible? Before I go any further, let me define what I am referring to when I use the word "saved". … Continue reading Am I Living a Façade?