The Quirky Kid’s Guide to Eternity

As most of you know, my oldest daughter is profoundly Autistic and I often share lessons we learn from our journey as her parents.  Something I do not talk about very often, however, is that my only son, my 15-year-old firstborn, has Asperger Syndrome.  Although there are some similarities with their conditions from time to…

Seasons of Life – Part 4: Post-it Note #147

This is the final installment of the “Seasons of Life” series.  You can catch up by reading the other parts at the links below: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 We wrapped up yesterday with the idea that we can’t live as victims to our circumstances.  Even when circumstances are hard, God is bigger than…

How Big is God? Post-it Note #74

My 4 year old is fascinated with knowing how big God is? “How big is God, Mommy?  Is He bigger than a car?” “Yes, Bria, He’s bigger than a car. “Is He bigger than a house?” “Yes, Baby, He’s bigger than a house.” “Is He bigger than EVERYTHING?” “You know we live on earth and…

The Long Look…Post-it Note #46

I once ran a half-marathon and managed pretty well until mile 10 when the jarring pain caused me to pray for the rapture…..NOW!  I knew I had to finish even through the pain, so I kept thinking about the ice-pack and ibuprofen waiting at the end.  Sometimes you just have to take a long look…

The Yellow Brick Road…Post-it Note #41

Do you remember The Wizard of Oz?  I remember being scared out of my mind of the flying monkeys!  I still have trouble watching that movie.  But I loved all the other parts.  Especially the Munchkins and all their voices saying, “follow the yellow brick road”. We all wish we could follow a yellow brick…

Post-it Note #35 – “Playing in the Dirt”

Tomorrow is my oldest daughter’s birthday.  She’s Autistic.  She doesn’t know that tomorrow is her birthday.  All birthdays are the same to her.  There’s cake and we sing and she blows out the candles on everyone’s cake.  And we relight them so the actual birthday person gets to make a wish. Since her birthday is…

Post-it Note #13: What’s Really Important?

Sunday mornings are kind of tough around here.  It’s hectic.  This past weekend was no different.  There were the clothes to iron and the 5 kids to feed and get dressed.  Squabbles to break up and constant reminding that it’s time to brush their teeth.  Looking for shoes for daughter #3 for the umpteeth time….