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Couriers of Grace

I think all parents of disabled children have moments when they fear the future.  Our yes to life requires us to constantly advocate for our kids.  In Sarah's case, her health was always in the back of our minds.  Given her serious heart condition, she could live two more years or twelve.  We just didn't [...]

Anything is Possible

Everyone has a dream.  For most of us, that dream involves worldly success, accolades, and the acquisition of wealth.  We loosely define this as "the American Dream," elusive as it may be.  But for others who do not desire the enticements of the world, another dream exists: the dream of possibility. When Sarah was born, [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, special needs|0 Comments

Getting Special Needs Children Involved in Art

Art can be a great form of therapy for children with special needs, especially those who have difficulties with communicating in the verbal sense. When words can’t be used to communicate or express feeling, art can. As a mother of an autistic child, I know how difficult communication can sometimes be between parents and special [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Featured, parenting, special needs|0 Comments

Coping and Thriving With Apert Syndrome

Maybe you’ve known about Apert Syndrome for a while and have been slowly preparing yourself for your child’s arrival.  Perhaps it was unknown to you prenatally, and you were completely taken aback when your child was born with the features of Apert: mitten hands, fused toes, and a misshapen head.  Either way, life has been [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Apert Syndrome, Featured, special needs|0 Comments

Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit

Like many others who read non-fiction, Henri Nouwen's readers believed they knew him through his literary works.  While it's true that they received glimpses of his personality, the truth is that no one truly knew him by reading his books alone. In his new book, Henri Nouwen: His Life and Spirit, Kevin Burns explores the [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Book Reviews, special needs, spirituality|0 Comments