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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

Tigger and Eeyore

Seriously – what a simple illustration of a mood disorder! Having grown up on Pooh myself, I’m surprised the simple Tigger and Eeyore idea didn’t occur to me when our children were young and asking questions. Granted, our life was not this simplistic (we didn’t even know a personality disorder was complicating everything until they were grown), but every little idea like this helps.

If I haven’t said it before, I want to say it now: whatever you do, don’t pretend like there isn’t anything wrong. A child needs confirmation when they begin to notice the  emperor has no clothes, … Read more

Broken, but not forever

As part of this month’s required reading for my CS Lewis Institute Fellows Program, three sentences from Peter Kreeft’s “The God Who Loves You” jumped out at me: “God speaks from eternity and sees us as we are eternally before Him. To us, … perfection is only in the future. But to God, everything is present.”

God is not blind to my sin – the Broken Me – but He sees the Perfected Me, the me He created me to be, the me I WILL be in heaven.

A couple of years ago I realized that, because God is … Read more