Are you going through a Life Challenge or Disappointment?
No one gets a perfect life or a “pass” from trials and disappointments.
Whether you’ve encountered a Special Needs Diagnosis, Death, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Alzheimers, Abortion, Blended Family…
The countdown to Shalom. In the book Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin, author Cornelius Plantinga described the Old Testament concept of shalom: f The webbing together of God, humans, and all creation in justice, fulfillment, and delight is what the Hebrew prophets call shalom. We call it peace but […]
Are you having a “Merry Christmas” or a Mary Christmas? I’ve been thinking about that first Christmas and all that led up to beautiful, troubling, not so silent night. s Mary had only a promise from God that He was doing something supernatural in and through her. a Her circumstances told a different story. s […]
God’s Love is BIGGER than Divorce by Guest Author and daughter- Sarah Barclay Gilliland I was hurriedly unloading the dishwasher when the unmistakable release of air from a stressed-out five year old came from the direction of the dining room. Head down, pencil poised, “This is tricky…” she sighs. I walk over to the table […]
I can only think of 2 reasons why we would ascent to undergoing prenatal testing. 1) the ability to prepare yourself and do what you can to intervene or medically aid your child! 2) the ability to eliminate the child by abortion to prevent “suffering” – of the child- of the parents- of society… So there […]
? Have you ever wished you could hear- I mean with your ears HEAR God’s voice? God was not in the wind, or the earthquake, but in a still small #voice. #prayer Click To Tweet I’ve never heard God’s audible voice but I’ve prayed I could, many times. I wish we could pick […]
When I first heard about Pinterest- I thought- “Not me- I already have too much on my plate and the last thing I need is another social media outlet!” Let me tell you why I changed my mind and why you should consider one of the coolest social media tools- imho- ever. 1. It Lets […]
I blog from a bit of a different perspective when I talk about special needs. I don’t want to try to convince everyone that Bethany is the same as me- or you. I want to illuminate the truth that WE are like HER! We are all #related- God designed- God created- fallen yet will be […]
Recently, I was perusing a website entitled – “SAVING DOWN SYNDROME” It stirred two conflicting thoughts; It’s my juxtaposed reality- I love Bethany- down syndrome and all- but in truth, I’d love to see the damage from that extra chromosome disabled or its power diminished! It works overtime with oxidative stress on their bodies and […]
What a wonderful video! Every school/club/person/church/organization/family should be so blessed to be able to see this heartwarming, informative “snippet” explaining how people with down syndrome are JUST LIKE YOU. This video highlights the lives of 3 teenagers with down syndrome and their friends. Great advice and insightful understanding that will be sure to strengthen and […]
Better get a box of kleenex out. In this honest, heart-wrenching video, Paisley’s Dad- Heath White, shares his shock, embarrassment and rejection when finding out their daughter was diagnosed with down syndrome. Follow his journey; the pain of “losing the dream of a perfect child” to the “awakening that true love comes in all sort […]
This video is a must see! Pastor Rick Warren teams up with Nick Vujicic, shares with Oprah the “Wild Card of Life” that can change everything! Our choices & attitude & our faith toward God! We can’t control our environment, our genetics, our chemistry, our 1st relationships, our circumstances, or what we’ve been […]
If you’ve never heard, read, or seen Joni’s story (yes, there’s even a movie about her amazing life 🙂 ) you need to get to know this phenomenal woman and her faith in God! Talk about Eternal Perspective!!!! Click to visit http://www.joniandfriends.org/ Ask yourself: What if you suddenly lost your mobility? What if you […]
Our Life on this earth is just the title page of eternity. One day, the story He is writing will unfold with glorious clarity and understanding- and we will rejoice in God’s amazing Love! It’s all about perspective. C.S. Lewis says, “Pain is God’s megaphone to get our attention!” It certainly does grab our attention […]
1. Start with THE ONE! The One who is the Creator of all life. The One who has compassion on the weak, helpless, and needy. The One who understands our frame is but dust. The One who has set a plan into motion to redeem and restore His creation back to their full glory. Your child […]
Skeptical or not, Nutrivene deserves your investigation! http://www.nutrivene.com/ I’ll never understand why the same doctors that insist on Pre-Natal vitamins to help ensure healthy babies, scoff at nutritional supplements and say they’re worthless after the same baby is born. The extra copy of the chromosome in downs syndrome poses the problem of overproduction of free […]
Thank God for organizations like Up with Downs (http://www.upondowns.com/), Einstein Syndrome (http://einstein-syndrome.com/) NADS (National Association for Downs Syndrome) (http://www.nads.org/ ) for their positive message and information. Thank God for people like Mary, Melody, and Sue (Beth’s tutors and early interventionists). They encouraged us to believe the best for Bethany. “Reach for the Stars- reject stereotypes. Expect her […]
I love reading, home schooling, encouraging others, playing the piano, worshiping, dating my husband, and planning parties and retreats for our clan.
Someday, I really, really want a horse and learn to play the cello and viola.