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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


I about fell out of my chair laughing when I saw this — and by the time you read this, I’ll be at the beach!

“I need some space.”

It took me years to say these words. Some of you were born knowing how to say it 14 different ways, but I felt like a failure when I needed space from anyone, much less my own husband…how could that be love??

In Psalm 15, David asks, “Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?” and answers himself,

“The one whose walk is blameless,

who does what is righteous,

who speaks Read more

Skating the Brink

I am (or was, more accurately) on the brink of losing it.

My husband travels for work, and it is a universal law that things must fall apart when he does.  In his absence, I’ve had power outages, run out of oil, tended to sick kids.  The days unfurl like Groucho Marx comedies.  You know, the ones where an innocent woman is caught up in some madcap caper, shocked at all the shenanigans around her, and very confused because the crazy people seem to be running the show?

That was today.  Because Matt was delayed in Georgia on business.  Because … Read more