99 Ballons – Eliot’s Story

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Eliot was born with an undeveloped lung, a heart with a hole in it and DNA that placed faulty information into each and every cell of his body. However, that could not stop the living God from proclaiming Himself through this boy who never uttered a word. ...[Read more]

evan- teaching us how to love

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In the past several months God has been showing me the contrast between my current circumstances and those of my friends with teens.  So many friends and family have teens who cause them such heartache and act unkind and disrespectful.  These teens cause their parents such sadness and fear.  Drugs, alcohol, sex, diseases, emotional destruction etc... They love their kids and yet, they have to stand by and watch them make life altering decisions, maybe even to death.  The dreams and expectations of these parents, for their kids, are dashed and they agonize over what is happening in front of ...[Read more]

Letter to the Father of a Baby with Down Syndrome

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Dearest Father of a Baby with Down Syndrome, I saw you go forward, holding your baby son as the pastor at church asked those with permanent conditions who needed healing to come forward. I wondered what it was that you prayed for. Perhaps he has a heart condition as kids born with Down Syndrome quite often do.  Or could it have been physical healing so that his features wouldn't look any different from people like you and me.  I wondered if you prayed for his mind, that he would learn and grow, be able to adapt to our culture as he matured and could function in society in the same way as ...[Read more]

bryce is viable

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As I sat in a local coffee shop with this family from Joni and Friends Family Retreats, this is the story that I was told that so moved me, I felt it must be shared. I had heard too many others like it. Each time I would hear from a family, how the doctor's had pushed them toward the option of abortion of a child we had all grown to love, I felt the familiar mixture of anger and sadness welling up from my soul. Prenatal testing may reveal the presence of Spina Bifida, but I wish it could also reveal, the presence of a life which has the potential to bring so much joy, love, laughter, ...[Read more]