Special Needs Gift Exchange: A Unique Perspective

Special Needs Gift Exchange: A Unique Perspective

Special needs gift exchange has meant something unusual to Lillian Flake since her daughter Catherine was born. In her guest post, Lillian describes the beauty and joy Catherine brings to the season and to her family. One of the delights of the Christmas season is the...
My First Christmas Away from Home

My First Christmas Away from Home

Our first Christmas away from home was also my first one as a parent. My husband and I lived in a small, remote town. Our town was surrounded by ranches. Cattle and sheep outnumbered people by the thousands. Taking our sick and struggling baby to the doctor required a...
Checking Your Caregiving Christmas Lists…Twice!

Checking Your Caregiving Christmas Lists…Twice!

Checking your caregiving Christmas lists is one thing you can do to ease stress and manage expectations as the holiday draws closer. Guest blogger Kathy Guzzo suggests checking your caregiving Christmas lists in at least three ways. December is filled with gathering...
All Hail the Birth of Jesus!

All Hail the Birth of Jesus!

All hail the birth of Jesus! The import of one word in that command electrified me as I worshipped with my home congregation during this Advent season. We were singing the new-to-me song, Arrival, and the lyrics grabbed my attention and my heart. The word that zapped...
Small Things Are Worthy of Great Gratitude

Small Things Are Worthy of Great Gratitude

Small things are worthy of great gratitude. I know this. You know this. Every parent raising a child with special needs knows this. Even so, I consistently ignore the small blessings God does provide and fixate on the big things I think He should provide. Are you with...