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Sit With Me in the Dark

Have you ever wondered what to say or what to do when someone you love or know has a child with a special need or is fighting for their lives with a life-threatening disease?   You fear to say the wrong thing so you say nothing at all.

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The Power of Siblings

Wendell, Warren, Wayne, and Walter!  Sons of Albert and Ruby Pfohl.  Four brothers, each unique in personality, experiences, gifting and calling.  One always says he is the better looking!  You be the judge.

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Awareness Vs. Acceptance

Recently, I had a good friend of mine ask me what the difference between Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance was. In the moment, I gave a little chuckle and quickly and jokingly retorted “a word.” I then explained what I thought the difference was…… which I will get to that later.

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A Dream Come True

David’s Refuge is truly a dream come true. It is a dream we longed for and has now been achieved. It was a prayer and a wish we didn’t know if it would ever get off the ground yet this year we will serve 350 families.

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Pea Brain Theology

Someday I am going to write a book.  I’m not sure if anyone will buy it or read it but I am still going to write it.  It’s going to be called Pea Brain Theology by The Highly Esteemed Most Reverend Warren Pfohl.  Ok, let’s get rid of the Highly Esteemed Most Reverend part and just say by Warren Pfohl, a self-proclaimed Pea Brain. 

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Renewed! Refreshed! Restored!

Would you do something for me?  Two days ago Dan and BrandiLee Schafran, along with their two boys and Dan’s mom landed at Fort Myers airport for a few days of refreshment, renewal, and restoration.  Brenda and I have the privilege and honor to host them for a few days.  I don’t know why but I feel like I did hosting our first couple at David’s Refuge seven years ago.

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The “F” Word

Young man, look at me in the eyes!”
These words often haunt me.  David was only eight years old.  I don’t remember what he had done wrong, but I wanted him to look at me so I could talk to him, teach him, and discipline him.  But no matter how many times I asked him to look at me in my eyes, he continued to look at my forehead.  Sadly, I spanked him

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Please Share Your Story

Everyone of us has a story that should be shared.  I love telling our story.  Sometimes I come to the end of our story and I feel as if I have been gutted and beaten, but more often I feel elated and privileged to be one of the protagonist in a story I would have never written or signed up for.  I love telling our story.

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