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Raw Diary of a Special Needs Parent

I’ve recently thought if changing the title of my blog to that -raw diary of a special needs parent. But then how would that actually be encouraging and inspirational? I don’t want to drag others down with me but at … Continue reading

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How To Respond To Those Suffering

How To Respond To Those Suffering I recently responded on my Facebook wall about a post that was written by Elizabeth Gilbert on her page. Her post was titled, “I Don’t Know.” You can read her original post here. In a … Continue reading

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Moment by Moment, Step by Step

Moment by Moment, Step by Step We mustn’t doubt in the darkness what God has showed us in the light. Following God’s will isn’t a matter of unveiling, but unfolding. Are you a big picture type of person or a … Continue reading

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Glorified – The Joy To Come

“I knelt to drink, And knew that I was on the brink Of endless joy.” I receive email notifications from a few blogs. One of them is from a father of a special needs child.  I don’t read all the emails or … Continue reading

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How To Practice God’s Nearness

How To Practice God’s Nearness I’m gradually making my way through the wonderful little book, The Red Sea Rules – The same God who led you in will lead you out. Here are 4 tips to help you learn how … Continue reading

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I Am The Disabled Child – Poem

A friend tagged me on Facebook with this poem. At first I didn’t want to bother reading it because so many of these types of things are written with a bitter attitude and an attitude of “the world owes me”. … Continue reading

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How To Find a Good Caregiver

How do you find a good caregiver? Two years ago our son qualified for 30 hours of caregiving help. We were thrilled! Finally, after many months of dead ends, we were going to be getting! Now the question, “How to … Continue reading

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He Who Led You In…

This same God who led you in will lead you out! I don’t know about you but to me that is so comforting! Of course we know that life it not just smooth sailing or a bed of roses. With … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Moment! Enjoy the Journey!

 You will never have this moment back. Enjoy the Moment. You will never have it back. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in our goals, plans and dreams and forget to live each moment. In this short video, I … Continue reading

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Is The Sovereignty of God Harsh?

A week ago today, we said our good byes to sweet Nellie Adelae Grace at the cemetery and “placed her in the arms of Jesus”. We say it that way because, although she is already in His arms, it gives … Continue reading

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