Month: August 2016

I have a name…

On the outside a pre-teen boy can look quite dreamy, handsome, and with a girl doing everything to get his attention. Unfortunately, this may be the furthest thing from his mind because flirting back is not how this child thinks – he is a child with autism. (Due to him being diagnosed as having mild autism, most people at first…

It is hard being me…

My son said, “It is hard being me“ I asked my son, “Who else do you think Jesus would want you to be? Because through your own eyes, you can clearly see See the purpose  He has chosen for only you And you know what son?  I think your new book will encourage the world too” As I marvel into…

Just ask…child’s prayer

Do you ever have one of those moments where you can barely refrain from getting up and doing “a happy dance”?  Well, mine came last night and yes, more tears came, but these were tears of utter joy and gratefulness. My daughter, Mia Faith, and I sat down to review her graded papers (the first ones since school started) and…

3 simple rules for raising children…

Well, we all know raising children is anything but simple!  But it is always nice to share very practical tips with other Mom’s and anyone wanting to be a Mom one day. I heard these 3 simple rules from a pastor I listen to on the radio while driving for work. I call them “the 3 L’s”: Life- Be fair…

Liar, liar…pants on fire

Wow, we all have witnessed the consequences of lying this week in the media which started with a fabricated story from an Olympic gold medalist in swimming.  Sadly, one lie turned into another lie and maybe since he was getting attention, (not like he is needing anymore) the temptation to not only continue lying, but get juicier with the lies…

“Mom, I don’t have any friends”…

My son and I were coming home last week from taking my daughter, his sister, to tumbling.  He became quiet as he sat across from me in the front seat and it was like Jesus whispered to me, “Ask him if everything is ok,” and so I did. I couldn’t have braced myself for what was to come next.  Kindly,…