Protection

Like many special needs parents, we parent both special needs children and typical children. We find ourselves working to meet such a wide range of needs for all of them. This is where I found myself one day when my teenage son negotiated for more freedom, to let him “be himself.” I had a special…

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Tears Can Talk

One evening a few years ago, I sat around a table with friends. One friend had always been an encourager to everyone around her. Countless times she had specifically spoken helpful words to me. But, on this evening, my usually strong, well put together friend let down her guard. She began to share from a…

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Have some fun!

Our special needs son, Nate, is a huge Elvis fan. How did he discover The King? I can’t exactly remember. A few years ago he stumbled on his music and then noticed all the other iconic Elvis characteristics such as his colorful clothing, fancy dance moves, and cool hair. He has been a fan ever…

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Full Joy

These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. John 15:11 “Joy”, what a beautiful word! What is there not to love about joy? And the idea that joy can be “full”, is surely the best kind. John 15:11 stood out…

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