What Is Your Main Thing?

What Is Your Main Thing?

“The storm may be around you, but it doesn’t have to be in you.” —Kris Vallotton What if there was one sentence that helped anchor and calm us when our child’s disability is threatening to steal our joy? Comparison is one joy stealer for many special needs parents. We...
Freedom from Caregiver Stress Wounds

Freedom from Caregiver Stress Wounds

I was tempted to take a break from blogging after reading this post on a friend’s blog this morning: “I’m taking a week off from blogging. Lots happening in my world this summer. And it’s getting a little more difficult to keep up with…which is a...
Extraordinary Service

Extraordinary Service

It was 6:30 pm on a Saturday night and we weren’t dressed for it. We’d been browsing garden stores for the afternoon and ordering Larry’s new grill for Father’s Day. After two weeks isolated at home with Covid-19, Larry, Carly and I were...
Extraordinary Service

Tips for Caregivers About Expressing Help and Encouragement

This tenth and final article in our “sweet spots” series explores how uniquely each of us expresses help and encouragement within a family impacted by special needs. Who doesn’t love a good cheerleader? We all need encouragement, in one form or another. It...

On Loving Each Other

Loving and praying for each other is not optional and scripture doesn’t leave room for anything but whole-hearted engagement with people who are suffering. True, it’s overwhelming, scary and messy for us as individuals and as the church trying to meet a...