Category: identity

  • Future Book: A Boy and His Mom: The Hidden Blessings of Autism

    Future Book: A Boy and His Mom: The Hidden Blessings of Autism

    If you know someone with autism, you know someONE with autism. My journey this past decade of raising a son with autism has not always been easy. I’ve wondered how God thought I could handle our situation, cried for my son to be cured, and prayed every day. In all this, I have found the […]

  • When God Shows Up

    “I need You; oh, I need You.”  I tried to stop the lyrics from playing in my head. I didn’t want to hear them. “Every hour I need you.” Yet they persisted. “My one Defense, my Righteousness. Oh, God, how I need You.” (“Lord, I Need You,” Matt Maher) But I didn’t want to need […]

  • It’s Okay to Crash

    It’s Okay to Crash

    You might crash sometimes, and it might hurt. But you don’t have to burn. Maybe you’ve been burning the wick at both ends for too long, but don’t worry–you won’t use up all your fuel. What’s fuelling you? Motivation? Inspiration? Obligation? A few weeks ago, I wrote that it was okay to breathe. I shared […]

  • It’s Okay to Breathe

    It’s Okay to Breathe

    …In fact, it’s good for you. Yes. Breathing is essential, a very basic need for survival. But I’m talking about breathing in more than the physical, life-giving sense. Do you ever feel like you just can’t catch up in your own race? Or that you’re running that marathon in circles, ever-doomed to repeat the same […]

  • Writing 1000 Words per Day

    I wrote 1000 words today. Maybe that doesn’t seem like a huge deal or much of an accomplishment to some, but for me, this is the first time I’ve gotten 1000 words out of me in months. I mean, months. Even though dredging those 1000 words from deep within was like pulling out my tonsils […]

  • Reflection: Have I Seen Heaven?

    If you ask me if I’ve seen Heaven, I’ll tell you yes. Yes. Glimpses. But yes, oh, yes. My friends and I playing in the shade of 100-year-old trees in my backyard in 1985, that summer seems endless–laughter, swinging, sliding, playing in the water, clapping games. Even though she’s been gone twenty-five years, Grandma’s voice […]

  • My Beauty – Red, White, and Blue

      My beauty, she flies for everyone, In times of rain, in times of sun. I close my eyes and try To see beyond each lie, For falsehood is mud That longs to cover up the blood — Blood spilled with each life given For us and the land we live in. It’s not a […]

  • Journey Through Lent – My Prayer to the World

    I come before You, O Lord, not to ask for fulfillment of my personal, selfish desires, but to be a seeker of Your wisdom and a follower of Your faith. I come before You, O Lord, not to ask for Your wrath upon my enemies, but to ask for Your help in letting go of […]

  • Poetry Tuesday – We Cry Together #autism #autismawareness #autismmom #autismawarenessday #redinstead #lightitupgold #autismacceptance

    I don’t cry At least I hold it in Or tell myself The wetness on my cheeks Is from the rain My son cries For both of us So many are his tears He screams Because he has no words And sometimes, neither do I. –written Dec. 2018 This poem was written as a very […]

  • Poetry Tuesday/Journey Through Lent – Journey

    I hope as you make this sacred journey That the love of the Lord shins down upon your face, Filling you with His unending grace and strength, Uplifting your very heart and soul. I hope as you walk along, You truly feel Jesus walking beside you As your companion and friend. The journey must be […]