“Such confidence we have through Christ before God.  Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God….Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.” 2 Corinthians 3:4 & 12 NIV This post is for all my fellow veteran special needs parents, those of…

Same/Different Do a simple (fun) experiment several times and see if you get the same results. (If you have several kids this works out well.) Items Needed: Cup or glass; liquid dishwashing detergent; 2 tablespoons of baking soda; vinegar; red food coloring (optional); baking pan (or do this in the sink) Fill the cup/glass almost…

The light filtered in through the curtains. Slowly I opened my eyes as the baby monitor crackled and coughed its static-filled morning song. A baby monitor is generally outgrown at age two, but for us, it’s the life-line to our 9-year-old son, Calvin.  I could hear him struggling to breathe, his lungs needing help after…

Have you ever felt like you could not go on and that it was all you could do to take one more step? Some of you are thinking, “I’m there right now!” I get it. I’ve been there. I was recently encouraged by the story of Kyle Maynard. Kyle was born with a rare condition…

Superpowers! During a meal, ask your family: If you could have any superpower, what power would you like to have? Why would you like to have that power? How would you use your power to help others? Superheroes and super powers are just pretend – make-believe stories. But God is real and has unlimited power….

Even if you’re not an American citizen, you recognize the significance of July the fourth. That unique day is more than just the 185th day of the year, it signifies the birth of a nation over 240 years ago. The original 13 American colonies experienced birth pains during that revolution. Because so much time has…

FAQ:1) How do I get my student signed up? No registration required, just show up at any Hope Campus during any service time and ask First Impressions to direct you to the MSM area. Service times and locations here 2) How does drop off and pick up work? Students check themselves in and get their own sticker…

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;” 2 Corinthians 4:7 NASB One cool thing I’ve noticed over the years: a friendship forged with another special needs parent goes miles deeper and miles faster than the typical newly-formed relationship. I’ve…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. Being bullied as a youngster may lead to lifelong struggles in adulthood. New research warns that victims of teenage bullying face a 40% greater risk for mental health problems by the time they hit their mid-20s. Young adults with a history of adolescent bullying…

Mercy in Love Read Luke 10:25-37 or summarize it for your family. The parable of the Good Samaritan is a great example of showing mercy in love. Jesus used the parable to correct the false understanding of who our neighbors are and what our duty to them is. Jesus also commands us to not only…

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