Monthly Archives: November 2011

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

Thanksgiving is just 11 days away, when many of us will feast with family and friends to proclaim our thanks for all we have. In the spirit of this holiday, each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness set aside the week prior to Thanksgiving as National […]

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Asperger’s or gifted?

A few days ago, I received a link to this article:  10 Signs Your Child May Have Asperger’s Syndrome.  I know a couple kids who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s, so I thought it might be good to read.  About halfway through the article, I thought, “Wow, if I had grown up in this decade, […]

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Summer, winter, and learning not to complain

“Do everything without complaining or arguing.”  Philippians 2:14 Oh how I love to throw that verse at my children.  And yet, one day about six months ago, it came flying right back in my face. You see, the weather was transitioning from spring to summer, and those who know me well, know I am not […]

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How do we convince young people to wait?

I have spent the last 15 years pouring myself into teens and pre-teens, both in and out of the church.  One of my greatest passions has been trying to help girls find their true identity – in Christ, and not in the hyper-sexualized culture they live in.  My hope has always been that these young […]

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