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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

Vacation, Part II

A page from my journal…after things fell apart during our yearly family vacation…*

             Prayed. Prayed. Facedown in the motel carpet. At first I was so distressed, anxious, angry, hurt, sad, I couldn’t focus…but gradually You reminded me the battle is not flesh and blood (nothing is more flesh and blood than family)…so hard to focus b/c my emotions were all stirred up by the “family drama” as one said…I couldn’t “find” You in the dust of battle…the others left, and I put on praise music as I bathed the baby, needing the atmosphere reset…and took the music down with … Read more

On Rocking the Boat

Many parents with children who suffer from hidden disabilities struggle with allowing their children to grow…helping their children spread their wings, try new things, and even watching their children occasionally fail and learn new lessons as they venture into adulthood.

Not so this wife. My husband’s disabilities are hidden, but his seizures are not. He can stretch his wings…but if he takes on too much responsibility or attempts too many new things, we experience the very real consequence that he may have a seizure, thus incurring more damage to his already fragile brain.

This week I will be traveling for … Read more