• "My heart is steadfast, O God,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and give praise." Psalm 57:7

  • "Who is this coming up from the wilderness,
    Leaning upon her beloved? " Songs 8:5

  • "But I have calmed and quieted myself,
    I am like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child I am content." Psalm 131:2

  • "My life is an example to many,
    because you have been my strength and protection.
    That is why I can never stop praising you;
    I declare your glory all day long."
    Psalm 71:7-8

  • “If you have run with the footmen,
    and they have wearied you,
    Then how can you contend with horses?"
    Jeremiah 12:5

A Blessing in the Storm...

What a radical change God has made in my life, and my Memoir is all about that change. It isn’t so much about Muscular Dystrophy, although that was the adversity/trial that was used to veer me off the destructive path I was traveling on. Yeah, it’s my story, but you can plug yourself and your specific trial in place of MD, get hope and be encouraged at the same time.

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