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Tag Archives: Jeff Davidson
An uncommon man with an extraordinary call
Jeff was a true champion of fathers of kids with special needs. His ability to speak into the lives of men struggling with the feelings of hopelessness common to dads in families impacted by disability is irreplaceable. His words of wisdom will be a blessing to men who missed out on knowing him in this life.
Autism resources for ministry leaders and families
Key Ministry has developed an array of resources for pastors, church staff members, volunteers and families interested in supporting kids with autism spectrum disorders. We encourage you to share these resources freely with church leaders or families that would find them helpful. Continue reading
How dads are impacted when kids have disabilities
You may silently grieve the loss of aspirations you had for your child as well as your inability to share experiences with your child that you dreamed of doing together. Continue reading
Autism resources from Key Ministry
Key Ministry has developed many resources for pastors, church staff members, volunteers and families interested in supporting kids with autism spectrum disorders. We encourage you to share this listing freely with any church or any family that would find the resources helpful. Continue reading
Posted in Autism, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry Tagged Asperger's Disorder, Autism, children's ministry, Chuck Swindoll, church, Colleen Swindoll-Thompson, Dave Lynden, Dr. Cara Daily, Emily Colson, Jeff Davidson, Katie Wetherbee, Key Ministry, Mike Woods, Sandra Peoples, Special Needs Ministry, Stephanie Prosser, Stephen Grcevich MD, student ministry Leave a comment
Seven things I learned from our first 1,000 blog posts…
On the occasion of our thousandth post, I’ll share the seven most important takeaways I’ve gained since starting this journey with you in the summer of 2010. Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Key Ministry, Mental Health, PTSD, Resources Tagged Adoption, children's ministry, Church4EveryChild, Disability Ministry, Gillian Marchenko, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Jeff Davidson, Jolene Philo, Key Ministry, mental illness, Mike Woods, PTSD, Shannon Dingle, special needs, Stephen Grcevich MD, student ministry, trauma 4 Comments
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
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
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
The Milestone Elephant
Some of the biggest struggles for so many special-needs parents are the emotions we experience when our children don’t reach typical milestones in the manner or time of other children. Continue reading