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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

God with Us

Immanuel. God with us. In this advent season, these become buzzwords and it’s easy to be desensitized to the whole concept. God with us. Why does it matter? Does it change anything for us? Does it ever make the journey from our head to our heart? I want to challenge you to take moments this season of advent to stop and remember, “God with us. God with me.”

What is more common in our sin or our sorrow than to feel like we are completely alone? That is one of the reasons Chosen Families is such a unique and crucial … Read more

A Parent’s Testimony on Suicide

One of the families who invested heavily into our family, lost one of their own children this year to suicide. I personally treasure their transparency and hope in this post, and I pass it on to you….

With all my love,


Contact: Joansjourney@chosenfamilies.org

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