Category Archives: Reflections

Labels Have a Place: Thoughts on Labeling Children with Special Needs

Please share:  *This article was originally published in March 2012. It has been revised and updated. Labels Have a Place: Thoughts on Labeling Children with Special Needs I have spent years of my life searching for answers for my daughter. I … Continue reading

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Be Fully Persuaded: Christmas Miracles

Please share: Welcome to the “Be Fully Persuaded” series! Today I’m sharing how God has provided for us in amazing ways at Christmas. I hope you are encouraged to stand strong in your faith and that God will make Romans … Continue reading

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On Contentment and Idolatry

Please share: I have struggled with some situations in our lives recently, and my old insecurities have popped up. I won’t go into those, but I will say that I’ve dealt with them for far too long. I’m not proud … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Intentional Parenting – #7Tools

Please share: Note: In lieu of my regular gratitude posts for the next several weeks, I am going to join with The Pelsers for the 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential book club. I have put off posting my thoughts about … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Nothing

Please share:The last several days have been exhausting. Last Thursday night, Princess Roo was up in the middle of the night with a stomach bug or GI issues. (I’m not sure which, but the result was the same.) Early Friday … Continue reading

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THIS is Love

Please share: I’ve almost finished reading the Bible from cover to cover again. As I made my way through 1 John today, I thought (again) of the many ways I am blessed. I have so many friends and family members … Continue reading

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God’s Timing is Perfect!

Please share: Recent events showing how perfect God’s timing is have led me to meditate on Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV1984): “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven . . .” The first thing that … Continue reading

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When the Shock Wears Off

Please share:It’s been a little over two months since we got the diagnosis that changed our world. It wasn’t unexpected, but hearing someone say it out loud and seeing it written in a report about my daughter still caught me off … Continue reading

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Whose Plans Are They?

Please share: As I read through Isaiah and Jeremiah, I found verse after verse that talked about God’s plans and purposes prevailing over anything man had schemed, plotted, or planned. Even the most powerful rulers of that time couldn’t carry … Continue reading

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Mustard Seed Planting: Repetition

Please share: My Princess is making tremendous academic progress, but the amount of repetition required for her to grasp and process the concepts and make them her own wearies us both. I thought she was the only one needing lots … Continue reading

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