Seven truths about your child’s spiritual development

Seven truths about your child’s spiritual development

There are things we can observe about our children. We can watch them grow physically. We can see them develop cognitively, and even see them mature…


Preparing our special-needs child for large family gatherings

Preparing our special-needs child for large family gatherings

There’s nothing more wonderful than gathering with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. Sharing meals, baking cookies, giving gifts, and…


Giving thanks: Keeping a record of the good things…and the God things

Giving thanks: Keeping a record of the good things…and the God things

I keep a lot of records for my daughter. I have contact information for each doctor and therapy office where we have taken her over the years.  I…


Promise and provision in the desert

Promise and provision in the desert

As we care for our children with special needs we can experience the highest highs and the lowest lows. We can have moments of triumph and victory as…


How to help friends parenting a child with special needs

How to help friends parenting a child with special needs

As special-needs parents, the demands our children sometimes require of us cause us to muster up a superhero type of strength and independence. Over…


Trusting God with our kids

Trusting God with our kids

As parents, our instinct compels us to protect and guard our children from any harm. Whether it’s harm that might come through rejection, failure, or…


Five essentials for every special-needs parent

Five essentials for every special-needs parent

Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Many times, it takes effort and energy beyond our natural capacity.  And if you are a parent to a child with…


Hope for the hard days: 5 truths to lean on

Hope for the hard days: 5 truths to lean on

Raising a child who has been diagnosed with a medical condition or impairment of any kind can take a toll on our souls as parents.  As I reflect back…


The blessings and challenges of raising a child on the spectrum

I knew my ten-year-old son Elijah was on the Spectrum long before he was diagnosed.  Maybe it was my education as a counselor and two decades of…