BLOG

School Concert: That Moment Your Kid Finally Sees You

  Like many grade school parents, I attended a holiday concert at my younger son’s school. ‘Twas the standard, seasonal fare including Jingle Bells and Silent Nights.  Some students turned out in festive dresses or collared shirts with vests.  Still others (like mine) wore distinctly un-festive, everyday school clothes.  I didn’t get the memo, it appeared. Judging by the...

read more

Thanking YOU for 2013: A Peek Behind the Curtain

  Happy New Year’s Eve!  Reflecting on 2013 (wrapping up Year One of the blog!) today’s post offers a peek behind the curtain: The genesis behind the blog, and my unexpected entry into writing.  Unplugged, unpolished and ungrammatically correct, I’m just talkin’ to you as a friend today, to say THANK YOU…     Why I started writing As many of my posts...

read more

Mary: How is this “Blessed and Highly Favored”?!

    In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.  The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”  Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting...

read more

Unwelcome Gifts: Ambushed by Grace

Have you ever been ambushed by a gift?  Did the Gifter insist, even though you swore up and down you didn’t need it?  Did they end up being right?  Yeah, me too. *********************************** December 2005.  Christmas was approaching.  At the time, my husband and I were directing a college ministry.   ‘Twas the season of broomball events, gift exchanges and care packages for the...

read more

Waiting through fear and grief, “Do not be afraid!”

  “Your child has autism.  He’ll need at least 40 hours of intensive therapy a week.  He may not learn to speak, function or live independently.  He’ll likely not go to college, marry, or have his own family.  You’ll have to abort your plans and rearrange your lives to care for him full-time.  His prognosis? Unknown.  You’ll just have to wait and see.” In...

read more

Why I Don’t Mind Being a Dis-Abled Family in a Hyper-Abled World: Part 2

    Today’s post:  A continuation from Part One, “Why I Don’t Mind Being a Dis-Abled Family in a Hyper-Abled World.”   The Snack Shack A few weeks after we moved in, Justin set up a Snack Shack in the garage to “sell” free Otter Pops.  It was more a ploy to help him meet and make friends with the neighborhood kids (who all seemed to know each...

read more

Why I Don’t Mind Being a Dis-Abled Family in a Hyper-Abled World: Part 1

    In the last nine years post diagnosis, our family has made three significant moves to new school districts or cities.  Each move was driven primarily by Jeremy’s schooling needs.  In this regard, perhaps we’re no different from many modern families. After an extraordinary run of six years at our last school district, I thought we’d never experience such marvelous...

read more

Why This Special Needs Tiger Mama Bear Didn’t Intervene

  There are helicopter parents, then there are Special Needs parent stealth bombers.  How this Asian Special Needs Tiger Mama Bear (I know.  That’s a lot of mixed metaphors) nearly became a weapon of mass destruction and ravaged a playground when her cub got threatened.  Why I didn’t intervene. ******************************************** It was a classic Special Needs Mama Bear...

read more

Faith Through Disappointment – Part 4: Get in the WORD

    In Part one of the series, “Faith Through Disappointment,” I introduced the “Four Gets” in my journey to wholeness.  The first was to Get REAL.  Be honest with yourself and with God about your grief and anger. Part two, was Get HELP.  In your struggle, don’t shrivel from self-imposed martyrdom.  Permit yourself a White Flag Moment. Part three, was Get...

read more

Faith Through Disappointment – Part 3: GET PEOPLE

    Four-part series, “Faith Through Disappointment” continues. Of the “Four Gets,” the first is to Get REAL:  Giving ourselves permission to grieve or get angry. The second, is to Get HELP:  Be willing to lean on others.  We were not meant to carry our burdens alone. The third, is to Get PEOPLE:  God provides help through people, whether they understand our...

read more

Unbroken Faith

Connect with Diane

All rights reserved | Copyright 2018 | Privacy Policy

Subscribe to receive new blog posts, updates, and exclusive content.

When you subscribe, you'll receive emails from me when there is a new blog post or announcement and get access to exclusive resources.

Thank you! Check your email to confirm and receive your extended preview of Unbroken Faith and the Wish List.

Take this Journey with Me

When you subscribe we'll only send you new blog posts and important announcements. Subscribers get exclusive access to free resources such as an extended preview of Unblinded Faith, scripture cards and more.

 

You have Successfully Subscribed!