Standing on the Edge

Sixteen summers ago my husband was finishing up his first year of seminary and we didn’t have any children yet.  We worked for the seminary and college but our responsibilities ended when the students left for the summer and we had 2 months before they came back.  It was the first and only time in…

Dry Branches

A couple weeks ago we had a really big storm in our area.  It brought on big thunder and lightening and my little people ended up in my bed waiting for it to pass.  After it settled down we all went to sleep, but the whole county woke up the next morning to find limbs…

Independence Day

Two-hundred and forty years ago The United States of America was willed into existence as our forefathers adopted the Declaration of Independence declaring us a new nation free from the chains of England.  But it took much more than the Declaration to give us our freedoms.  It took a war.  A very high price was…

In Over Your Head

My family and I recently set out on an adventure and went tubing down a river in Tennessee.  It was a beautiful trip.  All 7 of us were floating along laughing and having a good time.  We relaxed during the slow spots and held on during the fast parts and really enjoyed ourselves.  All in…

A Lifetime of Moments in an Evening

Sunday night was an incredible evening for my family.  Our 13 year old daughter with Autism and an Intellectual Disability was baptized.  In our church tradition we only bring individuals into full membership of our church after they have taken the step of baptism based on their belief in the saving knowledge of Christ. There…

Autism Podcast: Autism Education and the Church (Part 3)

This is the last installment of my recent interview.  The podcast is a 3 part series on Autism. The 3rd episode, called Autism Education and the Church is now available on itunes. I was interviewed by my good friend Joy Anisa, who lives in NC and is a wonderful speaker and author. If you don’t…

Autism Podcast: God’s Provision and God’s Purpose (Part 2)

As promised, here is part 2 of my recent interview.  The podcast is a 3 part series on Autism. The 2nd episode, called Autism:  God’s Provision and God’s Purpose is now available on itunes. I was interviewed by my good friend Joy Anisa, who lives in NC and is a wonderful speaker and author. If…

Autism Podcast: The Unexpected Gift (Part 1)

Hey everyone! I’m SOOO EXCITED to share that I was interviewed recently for a podcast. It is a 3 part series called on Autism. The first episode, called Autism:  The Unexpected Gift is now available on itunes. I was interviewed by my good friend Joy Anisa, who lives in NC and is a wonderful speaker…

Weeds or Wildflowers?

My girls recently came home from an outdoor adventure with a bunch of wildflowers.  They were so excited about all the colors and styles and set to work arranging a beautiful bouquet.  I told them that most people consider wildflowers to be weeds.  They were not happy about this and took offense that anyone would…

Autism Awareness

Since April is Autism Awareness Month I have been posting some videos to give family and friends a view into our world.  It is not a perfect world and can be crazy at times, but it is our world and we are privileged to be a at this season of life at this time.  If…

When History Repeats Itself

For several months I have been doing a chronological reading of the history of the nation of Israel.  As I read through the pages of scripture I see God revealing Himself to His people and I see His people responding in various ways to Him and their culture. One of the most pivotal moments in…

Too Much and Not Enough

Last night Cadence had a complete meltdown.  Screaming, smacking her head with her fists, crying, the whole bit.  When these things happen, my other kids run to the hills. Especially my youngest girls.  They go and hide in their rooms or under the kitchen table.  It scares them.  And truthfully, it scares me.  Cadence is…