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Book Review: “Pushing to the Peak”

The skiing accident that put Dr. J. Glen House in a wheelchair during his college years should have been detrimental. However, Dr. House was determined. His unfading faith in Jesus Christ along with his strong will enabled him to continue living as an overcomer. What most people would consider a disability became his success-ability. He attended medical school, became a doctor, and he has raced wheelchairs up Colorado’s Pikes Peak. Those are just a few of his accomplishments.

His sister, Shelly tells his story beautifully in this book. This is one of the best books I have read, and I highly recommend it. It encouraged me as a legally blind person, but all readers will fall in love with this young man who refused to grumble and complain. It is an amazing testimony to our heavenly Father.

Here is Shelly’s bio and the links where you can purchase “Pushing to the Peak: A Story of the Success-ability of Dr. J. Glen House”

Shelly D. Templin is a speaker, writer and blogger that shares a message of hope – with humor. She has three daughters, a son-in-law and a darling granddaughter. Shelly lives in Texas with Jack, her husband of 29 years, and their two dogs.


Buy the book here https://www.amazon.com/Pushing-Peak-Shelly-D-Templin/dp/1512736171?ie=UTF8&keywords=pushing%20to%20the%20peak&qid=1464057232&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1

Guest Post: Stand Up and Stand Out

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Stand Up and Stand Out

By Carolyn Dale Newell

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him

Who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

1 Pet. 2:9 (KJV)

On our annual beach trip, we met an odd bird hanging out with the seagulls. His larger size gave him an advantage when it came to snapping up food. The fishermen hated him because he dragged a bait cooler about 20 feet up the beach. By the time it was retrieved, the bird was pecking at the tab to open it. He seemed to know how to open the cooler, and he was determined to get the fish inside. He was a peculiar creature, but he possessed strength and wisdom.

This unusual bird stood out because his appearance and behavior were different. People try not to stand out in a crowd, but our verse calls Christians a “peculiar people”. Think what the world would look like if we had that bird’s determination, a drive to witness, serve, and obey God.

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