Going to interrupt our Trump coverage for a moment to share this video.

On December 8, my dad suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a drug complication to treat some blood clots in his lungs. He had emergency brain surgery the morning of the 8th. After that, he was in a medically induced coma until December 23. Since that time he has been in the hospital going through therapy to try and help him recover as much as he can from the brain injury.

Recently our family’s church did a video with my parents at the rehab hospital where dad is staying to talk about the past few months and how God has been faithful to them through this dark time.

Here’s the video:

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Posted by Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy and author of "In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World." He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play.


  1. C. Quinn-Jones May 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you, Jake for sharing this moving testimony. Your parents’ faith and God’s faithfulness really shine through it.


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  3. Life in the Slow Lane May 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Wow, you have all been through the mill. Hope your father steadily continues to improve his skills.


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