Gabrielle "Elle" Devenish, a 30-year-old single Christian woman, was told by doctors that she has 6 months to a year to live.
"My heart, lungs, bones and muscles have all deteriorated beyond repair, according to doctors. My white blood cell count continues to match that of a last-stage chemo patient and my electrolytes are always on the edge."
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Coming to Terms With Losses (Originally posted January 17, 2012) So the last seizure left me with fewer brain cells or something, but I can't focus enough to read much or write much without stopping, starting, stopping. I was afraid to write a journal entry yesterday because this is a new thing to me. Reading and writing – the two loves of my life, the two things that used to come so easily to me – are so hard now. (I've already had to make good use of the delete key just typing this much). But I've still got stuff to say, a message on my heart and love and hope to share, so I will not stop writing. And I will still read, especially my Bible, even though it may take me a whole lot longer.
I was in tears over this new development yesterday though. more >>
Introduction to Elle: My name is Gabrielle "Elle" Devenish, a 30-year-old single Christian woman. I have struggled – and do struggle – with an eating disorder that I developed in my teens. I have had awesome periods of recovery, but certain triggers (i.e. major life changes, etc.) send me spiraling again, each time damaging my body more, as it can only take so much in one lifetime.
A few days before Christmas (2011) I was feeling nauseous and faint. I laid on my bed and slowly I felt all the sensation going out of my body, starting with my toes. This continued until my lungs became paralyzed and the loud roar and bright spots flashing on blackness in my head dimmed. I knew Jesus was taking me, and I was ready. My last final cohesive thought was "Into Thy Hands I commit my spirit" and then there was complete silence, emptiness, darkness.
Then I felt like a cool water washed over me as I focused on a bright light, and suddenly, slowly, I was able to take a little gasp of air. Then my body would convulse and I could open my eyes briefly, before going back to the black. Then I would convulse again, and I'd be able to move a little more, like one finger. This black-convulse-move-black pattern continued until I was fully conscious and could feel and move my body once more. God had breathed life back into me. more >>
David Dopp, a truck driver from Utah, has won a $378,000 lime green Lamborghini Murcielago roadster and crashed it less than six hours after he’d gotten it.
The Frito-Lay transportation worker no doubt thought himself very lucky when he won the car in a “Joe Schmo to Lambo” contest sponsored by Maverik convenience stores. Unfortunately, that luck didn’t last long, as his very first joyride resulted in a crash.
The Santaquin man took one sharp curve at about 45 mph in the Lamborghini, then “hit some black ice and spun out,” he told The Associated Press. Fortunately, neither Dopp nor his passenger was seriously hurt. more >>
The Supreme Court refused to revisit a lower court ruling on whether roadside memorial crosses erected in honor of fallen highway troopers in Utah violated the Constitution, to the disappointment of one dissenting justice.
“Today the court rejects an opportunity to provide clarity to an Establishment Clause jurisprudence in shambles,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a 19-page objection.
He believed that previous high court cases made it difficult for lower courts to rule on the matter, commenting that the “constitutionality of displays of religious imagery on government property anyone’s guess.” more >>
Nearly 3,000 children in Salt Lake City heard the Gospel of Christ during a weeklong campaign held by the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), the largest Christian ministry to children in the world.
Though the campaign originally began in Brazil, since 2008, the ministry has launched “Good News Across America” every summer in the U.S., reaching children in major cities like Chicago and Boston through 5-Day evangelistic clubs.
“We want to help churches with something they often find challenging: evangelizing children, especially non-churched children,” Moises Esteves, vice president of U.S. ministries for CEF, said in a statement. more >>