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When it comes to disability and/or depression connection to others is a must

Besides working as a software application administrator at Boise State University my friend Carlyle is a regular speaker on autism. He has spoken to local law enforcement, parents of autistic children, campus ministries and mental health professionals. He is the … Continue reading

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The Underbelly of Autism

His teeth rip my flesh. I can’t pry him off. He yells “NO”, stands up on the bus seat and dives over the back of the bench in front of him. I catch him before he lands head first on … Continue reading

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Who is holding you?

As far as birthdays go, this has been a weird one. Luke had the stomach flu last week and lovingly (ha!) shared his germs with his mama. It’s been a few days but I still don’t have my energy back. … Continue reading

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What happens to our child with special needs when our own health—in my case an eyeball—goes wonky?

My retina detached sometime in early October and I’m not sure how I managed to be awake and not freak out during surgery to reattach it. Just reading about the “vitrectomy scleral buckle” surgery after the fact makes me nauseous. … Continue reading

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How come we (Christians) act so superior when, without Jesus, we are all in the same sinking ship?

As Christians our love isn’t just supposed be a warm, gushy feeling but in how we act toward others. As my good friend Stephanie Towers wrote, “Turn compassion into action.” What does this look like for us as believers when … Continue reading

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Longing for Death While Creating Life

I awake with a jolt and immediately wish I hadn’t.  Dreaming was so much better than my current reality.  My brain lost its use months ago making tasks that used to require no thought– or at least very little– insurmountable.  … Continue reading

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Embracing Disability

I’ve got a big pet peeve.  Many of them really, but the one I’m bugged by right now focuses on a Bible study guide I’m doing.  The author has used at least three times “disabling us” or “disabled me”.  She’s … Continue reading

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