This is the last of a five part series about my friends and fellow pilgrims, Tom and Faye. Tom is enrolled in our hospice program with advanced Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). He is a retired minister, and he and his wife, Faye, were partners in ministry in Wisconsin. After retiring to Scioto Co…

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Monday, July 02, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018

This is part four of a series about Tom, a 68-year-old hospice patient with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). As I wrote in part one of this series, “Ten foot tall and bullet proof,” according to Tom’s wife, Faye, Tom is a modern-day renaissance man. Faye, recounted, “He always said he wanted to t…

Thursday, June 21, 2018

This is part three in a series about my friend and fellow pilgrim, Tom. In the previous columns, Tom shared his insights about humility and patience. It amazes me to see Tom, though paralyzed from Lou Gehrig’s disease, still in pursuit of God and His will. Tom is the incarnation of the Apost…

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018

This is part two of a series about Tom and Faye. Tom is 68 years old and was admitted to hospice with ALS, “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. Tom’s gentle, humble and thankful spirit makes one wonder what he has that we don’t. Oswald Chambers wrote in “My Utmost for His Highest,” “We can’t give to anot…

Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tom was 68 years old when he was admitted to Hospice with Lou Gherig’s Disease (ALS). He was bed bound and required total care, but he was still a big man. The thickness of his hands and fingers testified of a man accustomed to hard manual labor. His frame depicted a man who was once strong …

Thursday, May 24, 2018

This is part four of a series on my friend and fellow pilgrim, Kate, who was 91 years old when she enrolled in hospice with end-stage heart failure. You may remember that she was born in West Virginia and was a crack shot with a rifle. She shared how she, at age 10, went to the woods to fetc…

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The tragic story of the rape of Tamar, a young royal princess, sexually violated by her half-brother, and then betrayed by her powerful father, King David, can be found in the Old Testament. The Bible neither covers up nor ignores sexual assault.