Exercise, Strength and Ability
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Exercise, Strength and Ability

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength.”  Mark 12:30 This verse came to me as I prepared to write this blog about disability and exercise. We want our children to love the Lord AND to grow up strong and healthy. However, the “strong and...

Apple of His Eye
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Apple of His Eye

What people may see when they look at a child with a disability may be fact-based, but if they looked using God’s eyes, they would see much more than the diagnosis or special need. When the Lord sent Samuel to find the next king he said to Samuel (1 Samuel 16:7): Do not consider his...

Broken with Crowns
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Broken with Crowns

The other day I was driving and a song came on “Broken Things” by Matthew West.  The chorus of the song is: Oh but I heard a whisper, As Heaven bent down Said, “Child, don’t you know that the first will be last and the last get a crown. Now I’m just a beggar in...

It’s More Ups Than Downs
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It’s More Ups Than Downs

Seventeen years ago, when my son Ryan was born with Down syndrome, it came as a complete surprise.  We knew we were having a boy and I had been dreaming of his future for the last 9 months. Maybe he would be a star soccer player for his high school, tall and handsome, with so...