Category Archives: strength

Mildred’s Joy

When I met Mildred, she was sitting on the front porch of the house her betrothed, Louie, had built for her seventy years before. A widow then, Mildred took care of herself and her home. She hand-stitched quilts, crotched afghans, and reaped from her garden. She canned food and stored things up for winter. Mildred …

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Enrich Your Faith

Every night as Earl and I prepare for bed, Earl places an oxygen cannula under my nose to help me breathe healthy oxygen-rich air as I sleep. When he lays down he positions his C-PAP mask over his nose and turns the machine on to help him breathe deep and oxygenate his blood. All our …

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Make a Difference

In rehab, my occupational therapist told me only two muscle groups in my arms worked. I could bend my elbow but not straighten it. I could lift my arm but then it fell limp. We focused on strengthening those muscle groups and as I grew stronger, my therapist encouraged me to try new skills. Since …

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