Welcome to the Walk Right In Ministries blog!

Walk Right In Ministries’ co-founder Lisa Jamieson is the primary contributor to the WRIM blog. She also serves on the writing team for Key Ministry and regularly contributes articles to their popular special needs parenting blog and the Church4EveryChild blog. You can also visit Lisa’s personal blog at lisamjamieson.org. We trust you will find encouragement, insight, hope, and many useful articles with the following like-minded organizations as well:

Connected Families
Emily Colson
Joni & Friends
Key Ministry
Alex Jamieson
Lisa Jamieson
Reframing Ministries


Catch up on the WRIM blog here!

Ruts to Recovery

Ruts to Recovery

A lot of family caregivers are starting this near year depleted, wrestling with unfulfilled longing as well as things like “Covid-fatigue,” guilt, worry, restlessness and feeling stuck in the “woe-is-me” rut. There is a new, healthy and effective pattern you can cultivate in 2021 to break the ugly cycles of discouragement. There is a place to take your vulnerability and a way to find a deep sense of security.
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When God Calls Us Back To Something Forgotten

When God Calls Us Back To Something Forgotten

I recently asked my friend to come over and help clean off some shelves. We sorted through things and threw piles of junk away. She was picking up each book and CD and telling me what it was. It was there we found something long forgotten yet full of surprises.
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God’s Words: Rich with Meaning and History for Us

God’s Words: Rich with Meaning and History for Us

Considering how much personal history can be packed in certain scriptures, that got me reflecting on this year. After all, 2020 was a remarkable year. And there are a handful of scriptures that stand out to me as having met me in remarkable ways.
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How Is the Atmosphere of Your Heart?

How Is the Atmosphere of Your Heart?

Things in my heart and mind are not always light and bright during the holidays. Caregiver fatigue is among the things that I let influence my mood. As I carefully set lights in their places for Christmas this year, I got thinking about how I love using liight to create atmosphere.
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Open Communication: The Currency of Love in Caregiving Families

Open Communication: The Currency of Love in Caregiving Families

We (caregiving family members) can tend to neglect what is going on inside of ourselves in favor of what we have to do to care for others. Then we allow moments of stress to give us permission to unleash all of the negative emotions we’ve got stored up in there. But if we can process our emotions as they come, not every stressful situation will feel like the sky is falling.
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Resource Corner: Tools for a Listening Season

Resource Corner: Tools for a Listening Season

As we make the final stretch toward Christmas, Claire is sharing tips, tricks and listening tools that can help us through a season of exhaustion and loneliness.
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A Sibling’s Perspective On Visiting Home for Christmas

A Sibling’s Perspective On Visiting Home for Christmas

In order to limit travel, coming home for Thanksgiving meant staying through the New Year—a break I would have been used to in my college years. But it's a long time to be away from your own home when you’re 25 years old. Bittersweet opportunity borne out of frustrating circumstances.
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Christmas Music to a Special Needs Parent’s Ears

Christmas Music to a Special Needs Parent’s Ears

These days, “how are you doing?” feels like a rhetorical question. Still, it helps to talk about it. Most of us benefit from having our feelings articulated and acknowledged.
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Tap Your Caregiver Strengths

Tap Your Caregiver Strengths

I start each day like every other parent caring for a loved one who has disabilities or mental health concerns — with desperate needs to keep up my energy, feel competent, provide safe and efficient care, remain loving and compassionate, fight fears, feel a sense of control over my circumstances, get satisfying socialization, balance attention to each loved one in my life, do adequate self-care and generally stay encouraged. Caregivers don’t need to live at the end of their rope! There is a way to stay energized and effective.
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I Considered a Life Reset and Got the Reboot I Never Expected

I Considered a Life Reset and Got the Reboot I Never Expected

In the late spring of 2020 when it started becoming clear that Covid quarantining wasn’t going to end soon, I started realizing a lifestyle reset was in order. It took several months and an untimely accident to shake me to my core and get my soul powered up for the long winter at home parenting an adult child who doesn’t understand why her world has so dramatically changed.
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Vision that Energizes Caregivers

Vision that Energizes Caregivers

Every parent caring for a child with disabilities knows what it feels like to have complicated and insurmountable demands on our natural strengths and capacities. Every family caregiving team has felt stretched beyond themselves at times. There isn’t always an escape from the circumstances — a way to take a break or get help around the corner. In order to thrive in life and relationships, we must ask God to demonstrate His power in our weakness and teach us how to optimize our strengths. It is possible to find a caregiving groove.
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Resource Corner: An Insightful Surprise and Two Delights for Kids

Resource Corner: An Insightful Surprise and Two Delights for Kids

Claire Krantz is back this month to share a new Resource Corner. She's offering reviews, ideas and recommendations about books, music and movies of interest to special needs families. Claire recently pulled some books from Walk Right In Ministries' Lending Library and found some surprises for herself and the Church as well as a couple of favorites for kids.
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Summer Contest Winners Announced!

Summer Contest Winners Announced!

"I like to pray when I'm in bed at bedtime. I pray for my friends" shared Peyton Libby, one of our summer reader contest winners.
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Fun Summer Reader Contest for All Ages

Fun Summer Reader Contest for All Ages

Tell us about a place you like to pray or a person you like to be with when you talk to God. Your story could be selected and you'll receive a gift card of your choice!
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Tell Us Your Ideas!

Tell Us Your Ideas!

We're throwing a virtual party and your ideas will help make it great!
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Resource Corner: Highlights on Love, Loving and Good-byes

Resource Corner: Highlights on Love, Loving and Good-byes

Walk Right In Ministries' Resource Corner features reviews, ideas and recommendations about books, music and movies of interest to special needs families.
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Four Essentials for a World-Changing Church

Four Essentials for a World-Changing Church

If the church is to be Christ-like and world-shaping, we need to be leaders and pioneers in loving all of God’s people, not lagging far behind our schools and social service organizations in how we respond to the needs around us.
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BOOSTING FAMILY MORALE SERIES (Part 3): Seven Ways to Energize & Refresh Your Special Needs Family

BOOSTING FAMILY MORALE SERIES (Part 3): Seven Ways to Energize & Refresh Your Special Needs Family

This is the essence of self-care that simultaneously complements how we care for others.
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BOOSTING FAMILY MORALE SERIES (Part 2): Developing A Complementary System

BOOSTING FAMILY MORALE SERIES (Part 2): Developing A Complementary System

We're exploring ways to cooperate with each other to meet mutual needs in a balanced and complementary way.
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BOOSTING FAMILY MORALE SERIES (Part 1): Five Ways to Keep the Light On

BOOSTING FAMILY MORALE SERIES (Part 1): Five Ways to Keep the Light On

Just like immune systems need a boost of vitamin C when illness threatens, special needs families need a speedy delivery of fun, energy and hope at their doorstep!
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We welcome guest writers too! It is our joy to help share your stories and resources. Whether you are a published author, a writer looking for a platform in the disability movement or the family member of someone with extra needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us for Submission Guidelines.