What would it look like if we welcomed one another as we are, and took the time to learn how to love each other well?
Carly is the youngest of our three adult children. She is now 21 years old and has Angelman Syndrome. Carly’s life has grown my faith and provided inspiration for much of my writing. Jesus, Let’s Talk explores the very personal and natural ways we express ourselves with God, no matter what our abilities are to communicate.
My prayer for all five our children, those with and without autism, is that God would reveal himself in a way that they would understand.
WORD: “Dear friends, we are already God's children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is." (1 John 3:2, NLT) THOUGHT: God has, from eternity, had our future on His [...]
The strength of this book is the way in which it portrays people with all kinds of disabilities so that various differences in appearance and ability may not seem so strange. It suggests that we should look with our hearts and that the desire to understand someone's appearance or abilities should be motivated by kindness. This principle is reminiscent of (insert Scripture reference?) Which says, "people look at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart."
Passionate about serving God and children with special needs, Shelley and Deb began a rEcess ministry at their church, Kingsway Baptist. There, one Saturday evening a month, parents who have children with special needs are invited to drop off all of their children and go on a date to reconnect or simply have time to rest and recharge.