Born with cerebral palsy and unable to walk I was repeatedly told as a teenager I had to walk if I was going to do anything with my life. It was in the early 1970’s, before the disability movement was rolling. My parents took me to see evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman with the hope I would return to Edmonton and play minor hockey that winter.
That did not happen.
A greater thing from God became a gift, sitting in the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver in 1975: God’s plan wasn’t me to have physical mobility; instead, He gave me the skills, talent and love to do wonderful things.
I am a husband, father and grandfather. My 42-year newspaper career is still in full stride as a free-lance Edmonton Sun columnist, and I have some other exciting projects in progress. I also had a five-week best selling book in 2015.
I have had a lifelong love of video and audio. I believe God has saved my best work until now: storytelling with video and creative imagery to celebrate a est Story Ever Told.
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.