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Hello Joanne,

My name is Tobin and my wife is Joanne. I simply thought we would be the only ones until I came across your page today. I am glad to know that you and your husband are believers in Jesus as we are too. Just thought it was too much of a coincidence and decided to post a comment.

Kathy Collard Miller

Joanne, what a fabulous testimony to God's enabling grace and glory. You inspire me every time! Thank you!

Keisha Goodman

I am so very proud of you and I love hearing about your journey and all of your travels! You have encouraged me to persevere through trials and to look for the beauty of our Savior in each and every situation. Blessings to you!

Charlotte Moore

Amen! Anything good in our life comes from GOD. And sometimes the not so good could be HIM allowing it to happen for a reason. That is hard for we humans to understand.


Cindy Smith

I was reading your blog before your stroke. God was surely the center of your life dealing with so many challenges before and after your stroke. It is crazy feeling like I know you personally and would like to pour a cup of coffee and visit and fill in all the blanks. You should write another book. Thanks for sharing your life.

Karen Booker Schelhaas

Needed this right here, right now. Thank you!

Karen Milano

Been reading your blog for about seven years - Awesome to have such a strong belief in your faith, and for it to help you find the strength and courage to do the hard work you have done throughout your recovery process.

I want to give YOU some credit here - amazing, amazing courage and strength and effort YOU have continuously put forth, regardless of pain and disability, to come back to a hard-earned life well lived. With every one of your accomplishments, you have reclaimed it with your positive attitude, as is evident in this post above. Truly you are an inspiration. While you are comfortable giving all the credit to God.. you did the hard work with every relearned step you've taken.

Marsha Harwood

Sweet Friend, I celebrate you and all you've accomplished by His grace and for His glory. May God bring healing in all areas of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Life is fragile and fleeting. Each moment a gift. Love and continued prayers.


I institually know that God is good, all of the time. However, I wrestle with the current situation - marital turmoil, growing pains in the parenting relationship as my children become young adults, gaps with others, complicated attachments, and serious terminal cancer diagnoses for several close friends. This was a good reminder to look at the bigger picture and see that all is not lost. Thank you.

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