When Tension is a GIFT

Why do we do the things we know we shouldn’t do? And why don’t we do more of the things we know we should do? We get impatient waiting for dreams to come true and get frustrated when our hopes aren’t satisfied. We have everything we truly need for this life because of...
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...
Your Best Life Now. Not.

Your Best Life Now. Not.

I follow Tim Keller on Facebook. And recently, he posted a quote that caught my eye. “We get angry when we feel like God owes us a better life than we have.” Ooh. That one stings. Have you ever experienced this? Maybe it was anger over a promotion you didn’t receive...
Thriving Caregivers Prioritize Soul Care

Thriving Caregivers Prioritize Soul Care

Sometimes I have an opportunity to escape being a mom, wife, and the primary caregiver to our adult daughter with Angelman Syndrome. It may just be for a couple of hours but one rather simple and satisfying way I can do this is to take a long bath and read a book or...
Thriving Caregivers Prioritize Soul Care

Can Caregivers Expect Something Out-of-this-World?

I confess, I am one of those people who can have high expectations. I believe for the best in people. Even more, I expect great things of myself. I’m not looking for perfection, but I do highly value progress. I naturally see when there are opportunities for something...
Thriving Caregivers Prioritize Soul Care

Special Needs Dad Shares Hope for a Redeemed Life

Our guest writer today is Ken Atkins, a man who grew up in the pleasant surroundings of a small North Texas dairy farm during the late 1950s. From there, he wandered through a career that included schoolteacher, newspaper writer and editor, advertising executive and...