Redefining Disability Week 7: Challenges with School Life

My husband and I believe that education works best when parents and the school work hand in hand. Over the thirteen years we have had our children in school, we have worked hard at establishing relationships with teachers, communicating, asking questions, and solving problems. We have had the … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 4 – Where should the emphasis be: medical treatment, life skills, community integration or all three?

This week we are asked to consider where the emphasis should be for people dealing with what I like to call special abilities. (You can read my thoughts about the term "disability" here.) I preface my answer with a question of my own: What is the specific issue we are dealing with? Some people … [Read more...]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

This image brought tears to my eyes. 1998 is a long time ago in many ways, but the memories are still there. Many people who know me, don't know. Miscarriage is a private grief many deal with, but few talk about. My experience led to me write and enter the following story in a writing competition … [Read more...]

Must Read: Fellowship of the Burning Heart

I've decided that I will read some classics in 2015. Fellowship of the Burning Heart came highly recommended, so I purchased a copy. It sat on my table until a few days ago when I picked it up and started reading it. Fellowship of the Burning Heart is a collection of 10 sermons by A.W. Tozer. The … [Read more...]

My Prayer for 2015

Happy New Year! As we step into 2015, here's my prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank you for the gift of a new year. Thank you that you know what each day will hold and You will guide us, strengthen us, and enable us. Help us to be still and know that You are God (Psalm 46:10). Help us to listen for … [Read more...]

Adoption Blog Tour: My fears, hopes and dreams for our children

Adoption is a challenging journey. (You can read our family legacy story here.) An adoptive family experiences many joys and sorrows. Here are some things I celebrate as an adoptive parent: The day we brought each of our children home Hearing, “I love you!” Holding adoption orders in my hand … [Read more...]

Pitfalls on the trail to healthy living & Five Minute Friday

As some of you know, I've been working on changing some of my habits. I'm thankful for the success I've had - becoming more active and losing some weight. However, I still have a ways to go. I was doing very well until summer hit. I lost 25 pounds and was exercising regularly. Then I reverted back … [Read more...]

Name Conference: Marriages that Last

Yesterday at church we celebrated two marriages which have stood the test of time. One couple has been married for 53 years. The other couple celebrated 63 years of marriage. Have you ever wondered why some marriages fail while others thrive? Here's some more information that Bill and Pam … [Read more...]

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