The past couple weeks have been a little mind-blowing. It never ceases to amaze me how when you feel your life is plugging along just fine, God decides to shake things up a bit. And usually in ways you never thought of! Seasons in life (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). Each of us go through them. Sometimes they’re … More Examining … Well, Me
A couple years ago, I received my certificate – I was now a brand new member of the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). I was so excited! As I participated in the final mock disaster scenario, I felt a type of excitement and adrenaline rush that I hadn’t felt in many, many years. I’d … More Hang In There – Even When You’re Scared
Who are you? Many of us tend to look at our past mess-ups and failures and think we can never be good enough. Questions flood through our mind like the following: I’m unlikable because … I’m the way I am because… I’m a failure because… I’m ugly because… I’m a loser because… Can I just … More Marred Yet Perfect
Do you believe it? The year 2018 is almost over, and Christmas is right around the corner. Sometimes Christmas and the holiday season is hard though, isn’t it? For me, this is the second year in a row that I haven’t put up any decorations in our house. My husband’s okay with it – because … More Wise Men With Supernatural Gifts
Heartbreak – it happens to all of us. Clint Eastwood did a movie about it (Heartbreak Ridge), and Elvis Presley sang a song about it (Heartbreak Hotel). I’m sure you have your own stories. As do we. In my last post And, We’re Off, I mentioned how blessed we were when a wonderful Christian couple took … More Heartbreak Comes
I’ve only been to a racetrack once in my whole life, and it was many, many years ago. But the starting line of, “And, they’re off,” has always stuck with me. Funny how things like that happen, huh? We were feeling like we were off to start a race as we finally got everything loaded … More And, We’re Off!
It’s really hard trusting when there’s so many blind spots, right? That’s how we felt as we continued our quest to get our special needs son Jeffrey ready to possibly move out of state to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Arizona (The “Impossible” Becomes “Wow”). But God knew all, and came through in amazing … More Is It Really Going To Happen?
So many parents with special needs kids never get to the point where they dare dream their child will ever be able to leave home – without Divine Intervention, of course. There are just too many “what ifs” that you have to deal with. Gary and I were leaning towards that acceptance phase with Jeffrey … More The “Impossible” Becomes “Wow!”
After our 2 young boys went to live with Jesus years ago, my husband wanted to move out of our house – he wanted to start fresh somewhere new. I fought it. Unfortunately I was not always the obedient wife. I had a hard time thinking of leaving our neighborhood, friends, family and church home. … More Shoo, Stress – Jesus Has This
Parents typically work hard to teach their children to mature and be independent. However many special needs children never reach the point where they can take care of themselves – whether it’s physically or emotionally. Often the parents must intervene. As I mentioned in my last post Armed For Battle, sometimes we need to go on … More Taking The Backseat