Perspicacity in pain

The following journal entry from Uganda on June 26, 2016, recounts an episode I had of severe gut pain. In retrospect, the experience makes three things clear: 1) after years of high chronic stress, my immune system was weak and my resultant bouts of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) were getting more frequent and more severe, …

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Practice for dying

New Year's Eve 2015, we as a family felt there was in impending change on the horizon. We didn't realize how soon it would come. As I related in my post called "Trauma," we had had an armed robbery with gunfire seven years earlier. Amber and I had both recovered from that fairly well, well …

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Under stress

The latter half of 2010 and most of 2011 were spent just living life in Ikland. In early 2010, we had a break Stateside, and when we returned, we were very eager to get to work and fulfill the mission we had come for. It was an intense period in our lives, full of unforgettable …

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