My first near-death experience occurred when I was thirteen years old, in September of 1972. It happened during open-heart surgery that I was undergoing to correct a heart condition I’d had almost from the time of my birth. I was two weeks old when the condition was discovered. For twelve years I couldn’t run and…

Read More

I was very humbled and happy when Cecily Markland wrote this article about the book my daughter and I wrote together, The Memory Catcher is primarily about the events in my life that led me to teach about the eternal nature of our souls. She has graciously given me permission to share her article here.…

Read More

When Nan and Dan Barker of Arizona were unable to have biological sons and daughters, they felt blessed to adopt four children. And they felt their family was complete. Then one day their three year old son said, “Mommy, there’s another little girl who is supposed to come to our family.” The mother said, in…

Read More

I met Jean at a conference I spoke at in Mesa, Arizona in October 2011.  She was eager to speak to me and share her story. This adoption experience is truly unique in that their adopted daughter’s announcing dream came years after the child was already born, which in this case was perfect timing. From…

Read More