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My Book…My Latest Isaac

There have been two Isaacs in my life to date, God-given blessings and complete miracles, that He asked me to give back. These were all costly things that I loved deeply, passionately. The third Isaac was presented to me recently, my book One Million Arrows. Find out the story…

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Happy Birthday Mom!

Today would have been my mom’s 71st birthday. I love how God designed the genetic traits to keep our parents alive in us and in our children. Until I see her again, I am thankful that mom lives on in me (and my children). I just hope none of us ends up with 52 bras like she did…

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See You Soon, Papa

While some of the world is now celebrating the annual Festival of Lights (Hanukah), many of the rest of us are grieving the loss of a great light in our lives and in our world. On December 4, 2010, a bright light and love faded from this earth when M.A. Thomas—Papa—died in his native India homeland. For those of you who know me, you know about Papa. For those of you who don’t, Papa was an adoptive father to more than 15,000 orphaned and abandoned children in India since beginning his work with orphans in the 70s. Read this tribute and please consider how you might help to continue his legacy this Christmas season…

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I Did Not Kill My Grandmother

Last Sunday, as I sat by my grandmother’s bedside only an hour before she died, it was difficult watching her labored gasps and listening to her moans as she went through the death process. Not knowing how long this “birthing canal” would last, the mercy instinct arose in my heart, wishing I could “help” along the process and put her out of her misery. As you can imagine, this led to quite a conversation in my head…

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Are you Carrying A Dead Guy Around?

In New Testament times, capital punishment was sometimes carried out by tying a murder victim’s body directly onto the perpetrator’s back. That way wherever he went he was literally weighed down by his crime, with no way to escape the stench of decomposing flesh. Eventually the bacteria-filled corpse infected him too and he died an agonizing death. Find out what we can learn from this morbid practice.

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Mom Died My Hero

My mom was a very private person. We had an understanding while she was alive: I was not to write about the family. Shortly before she died, I teased her. "After you're gone, I'm going to write about the family. I might even write about you…" So today, I'm writing about my mom and what I learned from her. Read more…

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