*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on MedicalXpress. New research adds to evidence that children infected with COVID-19 have less severe symptoms than adults with the coronavirus. Researchers analyzed the cases of 731 children in China with laboratory test-confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 1,412 children who were suspected of having COVID-19….

By Walt Mueller Our friend Paul Tripp has ministered to me and so many other youth workers and parents over the years. . . always pointing us to Gospel-truth. . . especially in those moments when we are prone to go elsewhere. My wife Lisa subscribes to Paul’s “Wednesday Word” and just pointed me to today’s entry. It…

Every child receiving services in the special education system is required to complete a series of assessments every three years. Many of these happen in the spring. Whatever time of year it happens, it’s a rigorous and often emotional season for many special needs parents and their children. It’s a season when a fairly large…

By Walt Mueller With many of our regular diversions shut down, the temptation will be to spend the next few weeks running to our other diversions. . . specifically, the triple screens (smartphones, tv, computers) and social media. . . thereby only increasing our growing addiction to each. That’s not a good thing. Is it possible…

Splinks for the week of March 15-22, 2020 Someone In Charge After a delicious meal (hopefully one that most of the family enjoyed), ask: What did you enjoy about the meal? What would you like to say to the chef who took the time to prepare and serve this meal to you? What would it…

We all have times when we feel we’re not heard, loved, noticed, cared for, appreciated, and the list goes on, yet in the world of caring for one with special needs, caregivers are often going, caring, and serving with little rest or reserve for one another. That is dangerous. It’s dangerous in all marriages when…

We all do it.We live in the declarations of what our kids will not “never do,” before they actually arrive in our home. No television or sugar or fast food. Then one day you give in and buy a Happy Meal for the kiddos. Before you know it your 2-year-old is declaring that he or…

Can you imagine a house quarantine for weeks? One unnamed individual from China shared their family’s quarantined situation, not for having the virus but to prevent its spread. The government confined the families to their homes. The Randall House and D6 Family Ministry team created a unique cloud-based folder filled with daily discipleship tools for…

Trending Today on Twitter – 3/13/20 1. Friday the 13th 2. #coronapocalypse 3. #FridayThoughts 4. Jay Electronica 5. #SweetNightOST 6. #FridayFeeling 7. #LUVVsTheWorld2 8. Boomer Remover 9. Falwell 10. Blaming Obama Source: Twitter Trending Today on Google – 3/13/20 1. Friday the 13th 2. Jay Electronica 3. MLB The Show 20 4. Federal Reserve 5….

Even after many years as a special needs momma, having people say the strangest things to me, this question posed to me last week really caught me off guard. It wasn’t so much the question, “How can you smile?” but the fact that it was posed by another special needs mom. She wasn’t joking and she…

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