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The Struggle with Special Events

The Struggle with Special Events

For families like mine, special events are not always easy. It may look like an ordinary entrance to anyone else, but for us, it is one brave step after another.

To Jesus, Children With Special Needs Are NOT Second Best

To Jesus, Children With Special Needs Are NOT Second Best

If all we do is share what we have with our friends and family—or, dare I say, our ‘clique’ within our congregation!—are we just sharing with those who might be useful to us in some way? Jesus is teaching us through His parables that we shouldn’t just pick our favorites for the team, choose only our friends for a meal, or reach out in ministry only to those who the world views as having influence or who can help us financially. And that must include children and young people with special/additional needs or disabilities.

Surviving an Awkward Moment at Church

Surviving an Awkward Moment at Church

I felt awkward. I couldn’t join the conversation several other church volunteers were having about their children’s accomplishments. After one night of serving and feeling a mix of emotions, I felt impressed to examine myself in prayer. Why was I allowing this to get me down? This wasn’t a reason to quit serving at church or shrink my circle of acquaintances, as I have done in the past. It was, however, an opportunity to push into God and thank Him for the things my daughter had accomplished.

What if my child isn't able to learn about God and experience salvation? 

What if my child isn't able to learn about God and experience salvation? 

I can’t be certain what James understands about God, but I can be certain about what God understands about James. And I will trust in God’s love and care for my son from now until eternity.

Perfect Witness

Perfect Witness

An earthen vessel, particularly in Bible times, was the least fancy and the least perfect, not polished or near perfection. Paul writes to the Corinthians that our imperfections are by design and are for the specific purpose of showing God’s greatness of power.