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Thankfulness or Being Thankful  

Submitted by Phil Rispin on Wed, 06/12/2019 - 16:07

The other day I read an article about how being thankful actually changes the way your brain works, and the emotion of gratitude is closely correlated with happiness.  There are in fact, measurable health benefits if you live with an attitude of gratitude. Here’s a link to just one of many articles.

Ubuntu

Submitted by Phil Rispin on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 17:13

Helplessness and lack of knowledge can have harsh consequences. Avoidable pain and harm happen. For example, children with cerebral palsy often develop contractures and pressure ulcers that could be avoidable with a little training.  Contractures and ulcers often severely limit mobility and health. The ulcers can be fatal if an infection occurs.  Parents often feel very isolated and alone, unconnected with anyone with similar challenges.

It's Working!

Submitted by Phil Rispin on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 22:02

A primary goal of AT Catalyst’s is to bring wheelchair resources together with those that need them. Some facets of that goal include enabling affordable and appropriate wheelchair supplies, facilitating trainin

Eyes and Seeing Clearly

Submitted by Phil Rispin on Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:33

I guess I should thank my 6th-grade teacher Mr. Bishop for sending me to the back of the schoolroom for some altercation or another (he and I did not get along) because it was there that I discovered I couldn’t see. First, I thought it was a deliberate attempt by Mr.

A Rush of Joy

Submitted by Phil Rispin on Mon, 02/25/2019 - 18:56

By: Phil Rispin                                                                                                                                        Feb 25th, 2019

Drug users often describe the feeling they get from recreational drug use as a “rush”.  I had a rush this week when Karen forwarded me the note below. 

This Past Year

Submitted by Phil Rispin on Wed, 01/02/2019 - 21:10

2018 was a big year for us.  We can look back on about a half a year’s work full time on the AT Catalyst project.  It started with taking a big leap, leaving our jobs at LeTourneau and selling our house.

Thinking About Banquets at Christmas

Submitted by Phil Rispin on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 16:12

By: Phil Rispin

For many of us, Christmas is a time of family and good food. There’s a story about a celebration meal in Luke 14. In verse 21 we read ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ Until Karen began working with disabled children in Kenya, I hadn't given much thought as to how difficult it might be to do this.

One Bite at a Time

Submitted by Phil Rispin on Wed, 11/14/2018 - 17:58

There is a saying that you may have heard, it goes “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer: “One bite at a time”. This helps to describe the huge need for safe and affordable healthcare that is absent for a very large proportion of the world’s population.

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