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A Nuanced Diagnosis

July 7, 2016

“I got a phone call from the Neurologist on Monday that Pat’s* genetic work up came back and we now have a likely cause for his autism: he’s an XXY. He’s intersex. This explains so much,…


When God’s Plan Doesn’t Seem Wonderful

May 18, 2016

Ding. A text lit up my phone as I sat in a bookstore curled up with a devotional book. “Another seizure,” it read. I sighed, heart heavy. I knew what it meant. My friend was rushing…


An Open Letter to Weary Women

April 14, 2016

Dear Weary Woman, I can imagine your sighs and the groanings of your exhausted heart as you scroll through your social media feed. With each swipe of a finger, you’re taking it all in. You’re flooded…


Resurrection Hope in Suffering

March 25, 2016

41 “And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43 And there…


Ending the Fluff in Women’s Ministry

March 18, 2016

The other day I was outside with my little boy. He had a tight grip on the “flower” he had picked for me- a dandelion. I didn’t have the heart to tell him it was really…


Authentic, Plastic People

March 7, 2016

Do you ever try to mask your true self in order to impress those around you? Maybe it’s only occasional, or maybe it’s more frequent. For most of us, myself included, it’s likely the latter. After…

Special Needs Parenting


March 5, 2016

As part of this site, I’ll be posting some throwbacks from my old blog,taking new readers through my journey of raising an extremely premature child.  Many of the below questions have been answered, but new questions…


Constructing our Beliefs

March 4, 2016

My mom tells a story from when she and my dad were building their first home. The home was in one of those sprawling neighborhoods that could likely have it’s own zip code. Every section, a…


The Gift of Suffering

March 1, 2016

29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,” Phillippians 1:29 A little over a week ago, I stood…


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