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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

The Land of the Living

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 27: 13 – 14


There are many days in life, raising a child with hidden disabilities, when you wonder if the above verse is really true.  You ask yourself – how long must I wait for the Lord? Will I actually SEE the goodness of the Lord in this situation or in my child’s life?  On those days when your child is hiding under the … Read more

Diff’rent Kinds o’ Bundles

This morning, I read aloud a devotional story to Flory.  It was one of my favorites called, “Diff’rent Kinds o’ Bundles.”  It’s told by a local storyteller in her own small-town vernacular.  Each of the characters in the story has a “bundle” to carry on his back.  The most likable character is one whose bundle is made of “flesh and bone” (a deformity that made him hunched over).  Although his “bundle” was given to him by “the Head Man” (a reference to God the Father), he bore it without complaint.  He was even honored to find out, later, that he’d … Read more