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Monthly Archives: February 2016
What about my career?
What about my career? What about providing for my family? Shouldn’t that be my first and most important priority? Shouldn’t I have to make sacrifices about my time with my children so I can more effectively provide for their needs?
Whose dreams were they anyway?
Every child has a destiny. Every child has a pre-destined path God lays out for their lives. That means we must surrender our own thoughts and opinions on what that destiny is, so that their lives (and ours) can be about His glory.
Posted in Key Ministry Tagged children, Disability Ministry, dreams, envy, fathers, jealousy, Jeff Davidson, Key Ministry, parenting, Rising Above Ministries, Special Needs Ministry 3 Comments
Preparing for when you will be made to care…
Christianity is, in this life, a religion of suffering. We have forgotten this truth in America. Put bluntly: if you do have a comfortable path through life with no fears at all of persecution, you probably are not a true Christian. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Controversies, Key Ministry Tagged abortion, After-Birth Abortion, Bill Blankschaen, Disability Ministry, Erick Erickson, euthanasia, free exercise of religion, Kevin DeYoung, mental illness, physician-assisted suicide, Ravi Zacharias, religious liberty, right of conscience, Russell Moore, Stephen Grcevich MD, You Will Be Made to Care Leave a comment
The Day I Said, “I Quit!”
One day Cindi said, “I quit!” And it’s exactly what her son needed her to do. Continue reading
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Am I to blame for this happening?
Does God really have a plan and a purpose for your child’s life? Did God really allow this because he intended to use our circumstances for His glory?
Posted in Families, Intellectual Disabilities, Key Ministry, Parents, Special Needs Ministry Tagged Disability Ministry, facing the elephants in the room, Jeff Davidson, Key Ministry, No More Peanut Butter Sandwiches, parenting, Psalm 139, Rising Above Ministries, Special Needs Ministry, Wonderfully Made 1 Comment
What are the stats on adoption, trauma and disability?
It appears that adoptive families are more likely than others to face the challenge of dealing with disabilities among their children. Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Families, Foster Care, Key Ministry, PTSD, Resources Tagged ADHD, Adoption, Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, church, Depression, Disability, Disability Ministry, Dr. Karyn Purvis, Foster Care, Inclusion, Key Ministry, mental health, Shannon Dingle, The Connected Child, trauma 3 Comments
We’re looking for churches to welcome families impacted by disability. HUNDREDS of churches…
We seek to connect families with churches close to where they live. We need LOTS and LOTS of churches willing and prepared to welcome families impacted by disability. And that’s where you come in. Continue reading
Don’t Waste Your Crisis (A Survival Guide for Parents)
Survival tips for parents in crisis situations. Continue reading
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Special needs parents…Do you feel cheated?
Don’t you feel cheated about the life you imagined for you and your son? Continue reading
Posted in Families, Intellectual Disabilities, Key Ministry, Special Needs Ministry Tagged Autism, cerebral palsy, Disability Ministry, Family Ministry, Goodnight Superman, Inclusion, Jeff Davidson, Key Ministry, marriage, No More Peanut Butter Sandwiches, parenting, Rising Above Ministries, Special Needs Ministry 1 Comment
What are the stats on disability and church?
The oft-quoted stat that 85-95% of special needs families are unchurched isn’t supported by any research, so I really think we – as people of the Truth – ought to stop repeating it. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Families, Inclusion, Intellectual Disabilities, Key Ministry, Parents, Special Needs Ministry Tagged Autism, church, Disability Ministry, disability statistics, Down Syndrome, Erik Carter, Inclusion, intellectual and developmental disabilities, Melinda Jones Ault, Shannon Dingle, Special Needs Ministry 56 Comments