Those words were so unexpected that they knocked me off my feet. And, yet, I knew exactly what he meant. Without hesitation, I wrote them into my iPhone. I didn’t want to forget what Joel Houston, leader of the Christian band Hillsong UNITED, had just said. In sharing stories over the years with many, many parents of children with a disability, I’ve learned that fear is the one thing that holds … [Read more...]
God, Thy Will is hard some days
Why is it that some days everything just seems to flow? Positive energy is everywhere. It keeps you motivated and fills you with an unshakeable feeling that life is truly good. And, why is it that some days everything good can disappear in a heartbeat, despite your diligence and attention to doing what you think are all the right things? Take, for instance, last week. Jan and I … [Read more...]
Encouragement Goes BOTH Ways!
Encouragement goes both ways. As caregivers to ones with special needs, we enjoy and need to hear encouragement; but we also recognize how important it is to extend encouragement to others so they can begin to understand our role and challenges. Not everyone will want to. Not everyone will “get” it. Not everyone will care as much as we wish they would, and that's OK. Our goal should be to … [Read more...]