Thursday, February 21, 2008


I’ve been very impressed with the story of 12-year-old Michael Guggenheim. Michael has a learning disability, dysgraphia, that makes it very difficult to write. But a few years ago, he was allowed to use a laptop instead. And he has thrived ever since.

Not only that, he has even started a charity that helps underprivileged kids to learn to use computers and donates laptops to them. And, as you can tell by his charity’s blog, it’s already having quite an impact.

I post this not only to bring him and his charity to your attention, but also to illustrate a couple things on my mind. First, I’ve lately been impressed (again) with the awesome hearts boys around Michael’s age often have.

Second, I’ve been thinking a lot about how when we are weak God is strong and turns our weaknesses into strengths. How Michael has not only overcome his weakness, but has even let it become a strength on behalf of others is certainly a shining example of that.

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