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Why I Am Here

[Note: Grandma asked me to say something at the memorial we held for Grandpa a few weeks ago. Below is what I presented.] Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save … Continue reading

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The Burden

(This was originally written for the extended family. I shared it, along with some of my other writing, at the memorial we had for Grandpa.) Grandpa is gone, and it is natural to think about what we have lost in … Continue reading

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Laughter Through The Tears

This is a long, rambling post. It is rambling, and with such bad structure, because there is so much to say, I can’t say it all, and I don’t know quite how to say it. But maybe, somehow, you will … Continue reading

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The Empty Couch

Edit: This was originally posted elsewhere. I am reposting it here for those who don’t read my writing elsewhere. We all grieve in different ways. Some people grieve loudly, others in silence. Some people take a long time to grieve, … Continue reading

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Update Feed

This is just a blank post to update my RSS feed after my site switch. Please ignore this. Thank you.

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Saying Goodbye

[Edit: The below was originally written for a more public audience not kept as informed as people who read Twilight. But I decided to repost it here because there is material not posted previously, for people who do not read … Continue reading

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Grandpa is Dying

Given the many avenues of communication, perhaps most people reading this blog already know the following: Grandpa is dying. He may not live out today, and I certainly doubt he will live out the week. Perhaps I will write in … Continue reading

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The Struggle

I want to be strong. I don’t want to have struggles. But, as James says, “We all stumble in various ways” (James 3:2).

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Sponge Bath

Note: This blog was hacked shortly after this post was initially made. I believe everything has been fixed, but apologize to those Google Reader subscribers who were treated to some spam. Where we last left off in Grandpa’s bathing saga … Continue reading

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Learning How to Forget

The Struggle Everybody knows Alzheimer’s is about forgetting. But only some people realize that Alzheimer’s is also about learning. It seems contradictory: Isn’t forgetting the opposite of learning? But it is true. There are two ways you can look at … Continue reading

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I Can’t Remember My Name

It is difficult, and perhaps pointless, to attempt to answer the question, “What is the worst thing about Alzheimer’s?” But I think the saddest part–and one which many people don’t even consider–is how aware a person can be of their … Continue reading

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