The Last Visit to My Son's IEP Conference Room

The Last Visit to My Son's IEP Conference Room

I stood up slowly, and took in that space one last time, grabbed a couple more pictures and said goodbye to therapists I would see many more times, and other therapists and teachers I’d never see again. I waited as my wife finished some conversations. One last quick time, I reviewed the highlight reel in my head of all these meetings here, but more specifically, the hopes and dreams I brought into this room.

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.

Making Summer Magical for Kids with Special Needs

Making Summer Magical for Kids with Special Needs

Many parents dread the arrival of summer for legitimate reasons. It's hard to navigate the tricky bits of summer, like keeping kids busy and learning. Through trial and error, I discovered a simple strategy for sprinkling pixie dust on ordinary activities to make them seem magical. All I had to do was change the name.

Purpose In The Pain

Purpose In The Pain

When we were in the worst of the pain of parenting our child with special needs, I would have struggled to personally share how there was meaning and purpose in this journey of disability. But I now have an intimate knowledge of what it means to be helpless and broken. God has already used this young man to accomplish so much, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that God still has much more that He is going to accomplish through him.