Let’s Skip Therapy

Rich Dixon’s on a ride. But while he’s gone, here’s part two of the story of Leonard. +++ Leonard was an experienced physical therapist new to the hospital, and I was one of his first clients. Like the others, Leonard tried multiple approaches with me. We talked about sports and movies as he worked and […]

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Ten feet

More of the story from Rich Dixon: +++ Last time, a kid said the right thing at the right time, and everything was okay. That’s not the warm fuzzy ending, because Relentless Grace isn’t a Hallmark movie. The classroom scene was a flash forward. We’ve skipped some key characters. We’ll get to them, but first […]

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Can It Be Okay?

More from Rich Dixon +++ When you left me facing my first post-injury classroom, I promised we’d lighten things up. I felt their uneasiness, much quieter than normal as they entered. Who is this guy? What’s with the wheelchair? Some knew the story, but for most I was just another first-day teacher to figure out. […]

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The lesson

Rich Dixon keeps unfolding his story: +++ So…what’s the lesson of the elevator story? That’s how it works in inspirational speeches and sermons, right? The parable (short, if possible) leads to the practical application, the takeaway. Because what’s the point of 3 posts about an elevator if there’s not gonna be a lesson? But perhaps […]

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Didn’t they know?

More from Rich Dixon +++ Last time you left me stuck in an elevator, facing the back wall, unable to move. I imagined that this frustrating day represented a microcosm of the rest of my life. Down and up. Doors opened and someone boarded. Moved again, stopped. People entered and departed behind me. I tried […]

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