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  • FIRST-PERSON: When is an invalid invalid?

    by Jim Burton, posted Friday, February 23, 2018 (9 months ago)

    Jim Burton, five years into an ALS diagnosis, may be an invalid, dependent on the care of others, but he has no intention of becoming invalid in terms of God's purpose for his life, which "doesn't stop with a catastrophic diagnosis or life-changing accident." Read More

  • ALS gripped him with life's 'big questions'

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (4 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP) -- Jim Burton had no idea some odd footsteps were the first sign of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

    "Normally when you walk, you have a heel to toe cadence. It's no big deal," said Burton, who has spent his career in Baptist work. Read More