I Want to Come Home

I Want to Come Home

My longing to come home intensifies each time my body fails me, when loved ones die, and upon hearing of another child receiving a different special needs diagnosis. One day when the longing was especially strong, I tried to explain the source of my growing desire to...
I’m Just a Carpenter

I’m Just a Carpenter

Guest blogger Scott Newport often introduces himself as “just a carpenter.” But he’s also a man of great dreams, and today he shares a story of an act of kindness that is encouraging him to be “just a carpenter” and much more to parents...
Hope When It Hurts

Hope When It Hurts

Hope when it hurts. Guest blogger Sarah Walton has learned where to find hope when it hurts, when she and her children are overwhelmed by what Lyme Disease has done to her family. Please welcome Sarah as she debuts as a Different Dream guest blogger. Hope When It...
Just As I Am

Just As I Am

I was not a fan of Billy Graham as a child. My dislike had nothing to do with him or his message. Rather, it had everything to do with the disruption his televised crusades brought to our family’s TV viewing schedule. Mom, a school teacher who wanted her kids to...
The Caregiver’s Treasure

The Caregiver’s Treasure

This morning, in the chilly half dark, I passed the houses along the route that leads to my favorite path. The acrid odor of burning electrical wires grew strong when I neared a ramshackle, uninhabited house that is the neighborhood eyesore. Yellow fire scene tape,...