How is your faith today? It seems an odd question but I think a fair one to ask, especially since I believe we all have days of stronger and weaker faith in our lives. Maybe try this one, what kind of faith do you have right now, is it Sustaining Faith, or Mustard Seed Faith?…

On Monday morning I woke up still feeling exhausted despite eight hours sleep. As many parents of children with special needs will confess, breaks and weekends are not really a time to relax. For those of us with school-age children often Monday morning can’t come soon enough. Before you think me a horrible mom, I…

It’s May, the month we fondly think of motherhood. What images come to your mind when you think of mothers you admire? When I consider Mother’s Day, I’m always filled with admiration for others who execute this important life role right alongside me. I can honestly say that it has been the toughest and most…

The little girl walking on the sidewalk ahead of us clutches her mother’s hand, but continues to turn around and curiously survey my daughter as she sweeps her white cane back and forth with each step she takes. I smile at the little girl and continue the conversation I’m having with my daughter. It used…

Exactly one year ago this week my father marked his 100th birthday. Lots of family and friends attended his “party” to celebrate this huge milestone and to wish him well. My father’s good health and mental sharpness were certainly contributing factors to him becoming a centenarian. While I certainly didn’t take that for granted, we…

“Which one are you going to choose? Let me guess your favourite” I said. T had chosen her children’s Bible as her bedtime book that night (very pleased Mummy, we don’t ‘make her’ read the Bible as it was just a battle ground. We just make sure there are plenty of Bible stories, and kids…

“Are you guys up there?” our almost three-year-old grandson called from the bottom of the basement stairs. “I’m in the living room,” I replied from where I was doing my morning devotions. “Is the baby gate open?” he hollered. “Yes,” I hollered back. He lowered his voice and gave himself a pep talk. “I can…

Posted by Diane Dokko Kim | “Special-needs children are a blessing!” “God only gives special kids to special parents.” “Just let me know if you need anything.” Families affected by disability are in chronic need of supportive community to do life together. But friends and even family—all with the best of intentions—can sometimes express comments…

My son and I are currently hanging out in our RV at a naval base in California. This morning I heard chanting on the path behind our camper and looked outside to see a squad of naval cadets jogging. They were doing what the military likes to call a “fun run.” Or the less fun…

April 17, 2018, is World Hemophilia Hemophilia Day. Before you tune out because you don’t have a loved one affected by my son’s rare bleeding disorder, listen to this year’s theme — “Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger.” That’s a theme I find to have relevance far beyond the hemophilia community. In fact, I would say…