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    More Than Mere DNA

    That was it. It was utterly devastating and unceremonious all at the same time. We’d finally reached the very end of the road of where science could take us, at least at this…

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    To Pray Like My Son Acts

    Yesterday my son—completely unprovoked, mind you—hit a little girl on the head. Out of nowhere, he just decided to bonk her. And so loudly so, that the teacher could hear the…

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    The Day the Alphabet Went Missing

    I knew it would happen. I knew it was just a matter of time. But that still didn’t prepare me for it. This weekend, Mark began to lose his numbers and letters. He’s is the 3rd…

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    The Triple Point and the Triune God

    I love science. I enjoy learning more about how everything around us works, how we work. And I simply can’t subscribe to the belief that God wants us to turn off our…

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    When the Future Isn’t Happy

    Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and “undo” things I’ve done or said. But these days I’m experiencing something very different. I’m wishing I…

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    Even (Painful) Truths Can Set Us Free

    I had a long overdue conversation with Mark last night. Jason had already brushed his teeth for him and put him to bed. But when I walked past his room with a basket full of…

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    Huge Lessons from Tiny Shoes

    Frankly, our adopted son, Mark, is a very ill little boy. His special needs are many, but perhaps the most baffling and difficult of all is the strict diet we have to manage for…

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    A Different Way to Hear

    Sometimes life with Mark can be like playing a game of never-ending charades or Mad Libs. He says words independently that may or may not have anything to do with what's happening…

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    A Perfect Gift

    Those closest to us can hurt us the most. And because of their trusted and valued place in our lives, we’re often caught completely off guard,…