Free Sunday School Lesson: Silent Night

Not every family is able to attend church over the Christmas holidays, but lots of us want to teach our…

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Mercy Cleanings

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Antiochian Village to attend the Ancient Faith Women’s Retreat. On the first morning,…

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Holiday Tips for Making Christmas Easier for Special Needs Families

The feast of the Nativity approaches, and with it, anxiety. How will your family get along when everyone’s home? How…

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The Discipline of Weeping

I wrote those words over 20 years ago when I began to reflect on the way Christ came to me…

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Autistic Brain Owner’s Manual 4: Growth Spurts are Good Things

“Well, of course growth spurts are good things,” you might say, if you don’t know what they look or feel…

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Autistic Brain Owner’s Manual Lesson 3: The Early Nerve Gets the Attention

Our brains starting at the brainstem work from the inside out. There are some types of experience that we process…

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Patron Saints of Autism

For those of us who ask the help of saints in our daily lives, one of the first questions that…

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When the Wine Runs Out: Marriage in a Special Needs Family

Our family prayer corner is filled with gilded handwritten icons that catch the eye, but today I want to talk…

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