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Baxter The Therapy Dog

Do you know about Baxter? He was a 19 year old therapy dog that laid in bed with terminally ill patients and comforted them. I just saw the wonderful video about Baxter the Therapy Dog. I think it will bless … Continue reading

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A New Friend, A Mime of Praise!

I have a new internet friend! It’s amazing where we can meet people with common circumstances in life if we are open. Tanya and I met through  www.theblogfrog.com . We are both bloggers! Through that community we connected on Facebook. … Continue reading

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Reach Out In Kindness: A Very Special Ministry!

Over the years, being a parent of a son with special needs, I’ve been limited in how involved I could be in ministering to others. We have often times been on the receiving end rather than the giving end. Don’t … Continue reading

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Desiree Jennings and Dystonia: Why Fake It?

Is Desiree Jennings faking Dystonia? I realize this post is a little out of the ordinary from my usual posts on this blog. Normally I try to keep all my posts to stories and inspirational thoughts to give hope and … Continue reading

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Cerebral Palsy Inspiration: A Sweet Angel

The other day I ran across the sweetest youtube video and wanted to share it with you. But before I could, I felt like I should get the approval of Mary, the mother of Shannon.  Not only did she give … Continue reading

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Things That Inspire

Do you often delete forwarded message in your inbox? I admit that I do. But once in a blue moon I go ahead and read one and usually am glad I did. That’s what happened the other day. My Uncle … Continue reading

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The Power of Writing A Memoir

When I talk about writing  a memoir, I guess if you want to be technical, I probably mean a tribute. But I like the word “memoir” better than “tribute”. In the case of my memoir about my mother it just sounds … Continue reading

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Goodnight And God Bless!

Several months ago I heard an interview by a woman who I could relate to on many levels.  Linda Burhans had recently been a caregiver to her mother whom she was very close to. Near the end of her mother’s … Continue reading

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