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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:
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The holiday season is near. It is a time of year when stress, loneliness, and grief can weigh on caregivers and their families. Each family member — parent, grandparent, child with disabilities, sibling — is uniquely impacted by the disability issues involved.
Have you wondered what kinds of gifts would bless a family facing a caregiving scenario?
Let the list on today's blog offer inspiration.
I hear a lot of parents raising children with disabilities say that worship music is a go-to for them when it comes to soul care. That should be no surprise given that it’s easy to turn on a song and continue with the daily art of multi-tasking our self care or soul care while simultaneously caring for others.
We’ve been sharing playlists behind the scenes in the WRIM community lately. And it seemed like a fun and/or helpful opportunity to make this a more public effort and build our playlists together. After all, we understand each other and tend to know what will resonate and ease each other’s burdens.
In today's blog, I'm starting us off with some personal playlists. But I hope you’ll chime in with comments about what ministers to your own soul!
Guest blogger, Dr. Rachelle Keng, shares in today's post: "I struggle with chronic suffering. I live in circumstances that cannot be fixed by intellect, hard work, or service to the church. I am the mother of a disabled daughter. I am the grieving daughter who lost her mother to a slow death from metastatic cancer."
Rachelle understands. It is not yet time for physical healing. It is not yet time for deliverance from the salty dagger. God is asking us to hold onto hope for the finale.
Read more as Rachelle shares the path we take when we don't have answers and might even want to run away.
It used to be that parents raising children with disabilities were reliant solely on medical professionals and school systems to guide them in navigating the “new normal” facing their child and family. Gradually, there have become specialty certifications for attorneys, financial planners and other professionals equipping them for the unique issues impacting our families.
Despite the great value of all these varied resources, there was much less attention given to the personal and spiritual care of special needs parents and caregivers. Thankfully, that has been changing a lot in more recent years.
Read today's blog to learn how our families and the church can fight injustices and grow richer communities together.
Have you wondered who you were meant to be or what your purpose is? Maybe you have felt disabled by disability.
Don’t let society shame you because you’re not producing something that looks like what others are doing.
You are caring for a complex family.
Nothing you do is insignificant.
Your circumstances and life experiences are shaping and influencing you. Those things may consume you, but they don’t define you.
Join us on the blog today to learn more about where your greatest strength and encouragement come from.
Caregivers who are suffocating in emotions might try to self-medicate their suffering. I am tempted to rely on projects to numb or relieve feelings of overwhelm, exhaustion, anxiety, frustration, or grief.
Where we run for relief makes all the difference.
Pop over to the blog today for two questions that help caregivers gain insight about how to build real strength at home.
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.