Space for Special Needs

I’ve had an awesome opportunity to chat with some close friends who each have children with special needs. They were kind enough to listen to my ignorant questions and gracious enough to help me understand some of the real struggles that they face each day. They also shared joyful stories of how they have been blessed…

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Who Is My Neighbor? Creating Space for Special Needs

What does it look like to love someone with special needs? I have had the honor and the blessing of interviewing a few folks to find out what challenges and blessings come with caring for someone with special needs. I went into each interview thinking that I already knew pretty much what each of them…

Climbing Trees

This week's gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary comes from Luke 19. Those of us with the unique pleasure of attending a Vacation Bible School will immediately start singing the song. "Zacchaeus was a wee little man, and a wee little man was he!" Geez! Can you imagine if Zacchaeus was around to hear this song?…

Sin and the Man Born Blind

Sin. Man, that is a nasty looking word. I could barely type it before loads of baggage started tumbling out from my past. We often think of sin as performing morally evil actions, such as lying or taking that extra cookie from the jar without our grandmother noticing (though I just learned the other day that…