How to Find Prosperity in Hardship

How to Find Prosperity in Hardship

Maybe you are familiar with the amazing promise of Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Like me, maybe you've prayed this promise over your child's bedside at night. When my daughter Elise was born, I was given this verse in a beautiful frame that now hangs on her bedroom … [Read more...]

Reality Check!

Sometimes life gives us a reality check!

“When you wake up, you’ll feel like a truck hit you, but each day you’ll do better and better and heal well," was what the doctor told my mother-in- law and I about how she'd feel after her heart surgery. After surgery, I asked mom how she felt and she replied, “The doctor said I’d wake up and feel like I was hit by a truck. That’s true, I do, but we failed to ask what size truck it would be!” … [Read more...]

Why are We So Afraid of Disability?

afraid of disability

I had an aunt with a disability. She had a big head, a small body, she used a wheelchair, and the hair on her chin tickled my face when I had to kiss her. I was scared of her. “Don’t stare at her, it’s rude! Look away!” I wanted to stare. I was just a little kid, and I did not understand how someone could have a body like hers. Sometimes, I would hide behind furniture and stare at … [Read more...]

Strength When You Have None

Strength When You Have None -

It's already been a long summer. My six-year-old son James is out of his routine and out of sorts. For a week he even went through a phase of getting up before dawn, only wearing green shirts, and would melt down when we asked if he wanted to swing (both in our backyard and at the park). Of course, it was also the week my husband was out of town. I felt alone and exhausted. In Exodus we … [Read more...]

I’m Running Away From Home


That’s it! I’ve had it! I can’t take one more day like this, so I’m running away from home, and I'm never coming back. You know the type of days I’m talking about. These are the kind where everyone wants a piece of you, and there’s not enough to go around. First, there are my oh-so-needy kids. Despite their age, I can barely use a bathroom without them requiring something of me. “Mom! I’m … [Read more...]

Spinning Out of Control?


    Are you spinning out of control? The bills are piling up. The IEP meetings are so stressful. My child’s behaviors are getting more severe. You haven’t gone out to dinner in forever. You worry about the future of your child. Your marriage is struggling. We have to go to so many different doctor appointments. You are struggling with your job or you are … [Read more...]