The only consistent thing about life is that it always changes. Nine months ago, I posted an update about how well my son has been going to school. Now, it feels like we're right back to preschool. Regressions are a hallmark of autism. Anything can bring them on. A growth spurt, a physical ailment, a … Continue reading Check In
Suicide Education for Christians
Content Warning: Depression & Suicide If you know me personally, you know that I have struggled with mental health issues for decades. I don't keep that a secret. In fact, I announce it, I slip it into conversations, and I'd scream it from rooftops if I weren't so afraid of heights. I believe with all … Continue reading Suicide Education for Christians
In Good Time
"All in good time" is a secret timeline that no one knows for certain, and only a few have the privilege of watching play out.
A Holiday Meal PSA
I had a wonderful intention of writing a few posts about special needs and eating; eating/feeding disorders; and what feeding therapy is; all in time for Christmas Dinner. I wanted to post it then because big family meals around holidays are a huge source of stress for special needs children and their parents, for neurodivergent … Continue reading A Holiday Meal PSA
An Autism Gift Guide
Regardless of your usual gift-buying habits, there may be one name still on your list that I can help with today: The autistic child in your life.
Disability & The Church (Part 3/3)
It's basically victim-shaming in a choir robe.
Disability & The Church (Part 2/3)
"Theology B" is the "everything happens for a reason" theology.
Disability & The Church (Part 1/3)
I don't know of any churches that have an official policy surrounding disabilities, but I can tell you from the decades of experience I have in the church that Christians tend to be divided into three camps when it comes to disabilities. These beliefs, whether they are consciously or unconsciously held, have a major impact on how they treat people. They also have a major impact on the emotions and mental health of those with disabilities within the church.
When I Grow Up…
Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? I recently learned what my son wants to be.
Can We Talk About Swearing?
"I'm so sorry. I know that feeling. It's hell." --an excerpt from a conversation I recently had with a friend who is... well, going through hell.