The Guardian: “Charlotte’s Web: the families using medical marijuana to help their kids”


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Kim and Chris Clark had tried almost every medical option available for their 10-year old son Caden, who has severe epilepsy. Then they discovered medical marijuana.

Caden Clark has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, which gives him between 10 and 70 seizures a day. On bad days he would have over 100.

“We had really started getting afraid, because he had reached what they call expiration age,” said Kim Clark. “These children tend to get to this point and they just seize so much, you know, it gets critical.”

The Clarks have tried over 20 different types of medicine, a brain lobectomy and extreme diets to alleviate Caden’s seizures – with varying degrees of success and side effects.

“I hesitate with the word ‘miracle’, because it’s not that easy. We’re experiencing things we never would have without it, but we’re still dealing with the delicate balance…

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How To Successfully Blog A Short Term Mission Trip


Originally posted on What The Wig?:


In the age of the internet, portable technology, and demand for news in “real time”, unless there are security concerns or you are way out in the sticks, there is really no reason NOT to blog your mission trips. Most areas of the world have an internet cafe (varying in speeds of course) and the people who are  praying and supporting your trip want to know what’s going on. In addition, well told blogs and stories can energize your church in the Great Commission by involving more people in giving, praying and going.

This post covers the basics of mission trip blogging. For a full in-depth discussion, I recommend you get a copy of Jim Killam and Lincoln Brunner’s book GO TELL IT: How and Why to Report God’s Stories in Words, Photos, and Videos. This one-of-a-kind handbook gives practical tips on how to “report” on what God is doing around the world.

7 Benefits of Blogging your Mission Trip

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