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We live in a world with God’s creativity all around us. We see unique beauty in the many things He created. Whether we look to animals, plants or people, we see God’s creative genius everywhere. Regarding people, we see the diversity of God’s handiwork in that 75-80% are neuro-typical — their brains are wired typically — while the other 20-25% are wired differently.

The world often considers these individuals to be disabled in some way. While I certainly understand this perspective, I can’t lose sight of the fact … Read more

Identity: Disability or Christ?


Nearly everything in our society has some sort of label attached to it.  There are certain things that need labels, but putting labels on our children and their abilities is a dangerous practice.  One thing all parents love to do is talk about their kids.  They begin to tell us the good, bad, and the ugly.  Eventually the conversation begins to go toward giving descriptions of each child.  “He is the basketball player.” “She is the lawyer of the family-she loves to argue.”  “She’s our little princess.”  “He’s our troublemaker.”  We have all heard these descriptions of other people’s … Read more

“Martha, Martha”

I had a Martha week instead of a Mary week. You know the story:

Luke 10:38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the … Read more