Pressing On


Every time I read a post by Bill Sweeney, I am strengthened and inspired. Bill has been paralyzed for over twenty years with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He cannot walk, talk, eat, or even breathe without a respirator. Bill gets his nutrition through a feeding tube. He controls his computer with eye movements. That’s how he writes his blog. And yet his posts are full of hope, encouragement, and even joy. If I hadn’t already given up my agnostic atheism years ago to become a Christian, Bill’s blog, Unshakable Hope, would surely lead me to believe.

Without my faith in Christ, I am certain that I would not be alive today. PTSD was destroying my life. I had no peace, no happiness, and no hope…. until I found the same kind of unshakable hope that Bill Sweeney has.

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Unshakable Hope

Happy New Year!

Yeah, I know I’m late, but I have an excuse.

I spent the last ten days battling a respiratory infection. For someone who lives with only thirty percent of his lungs functioning on a good day, pneumonia and respiratory infections are, putting it lightly, really bad. So, I don’t care what the date on the calendar is, I’m declaring that today is the first day of my year. Those of you who have already broken your New Year resolutions might want to join me in this do-over.

It may be a weird coincidence, but two years ago I spent the first week of the year in the hospital battling a respiratory infection. If you want excitement on New Year’s Eve, just go sit in the ER at a nearby hospital.

As many of you know, I almost lost a battle with pneumonia three months ago. During that…

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