Write like your hair’s on fire and a FREE writer’s planner!

“I’ve always wanted to write a book.” When someone learns I’m a writer, that is nearly always the response. I think everyone wants to be a writer. It’s an American thing, isn’t it? But what makes the difference between someone who wants to be and someone who is? Hard work. Maybe they’ve never gotten organized enough to write. Maybe they …

When parents of disabled children kill

I’m not condoning her actions. But I understand what it’s like to lose hope. It’s the worst feeling in the world. You can’t think straight after being pummeled by your child day in and day out with no end in sight. There just isn’t enough support for parents in this country. We love our children. We love having them with us in our home. But where is the support?

School is not enough.

Strong Girl Saturday: Strong and pretty are not opposites

On Saturdays I’ll be blogging about being a Strong Girl. While I’ll be speaking to a female audience of all ages, my main focus, initially, will be on young women finding their way in this world with Jesus. We’ll answer hard questions and discuss things that might be a little uncomfortable to talk about with parents, or parents to talk …

Christmas Eve traditions

Our family is weird. But tradition is tradition and when you live with autism, you cling to a tradition that works like Velcro. Here’s what we’re doing today (although, I admit I’m limited today due to my surgery recovery): Frantically cleaning every corner and wrapping every forgotten gift we can find. I usually cook all day but that won’t happen …