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Archive for April, 2015

Church: 5 reasons why you must minister to families affected by special needs

You must minister to families affected by special needs

Church: 5 reasons why you must minister to families affected by special needs This last weekend, I got to speak to a church about special needs ministry. It was such a valuable time for them and for me, I thought I’d share some key thoughts. Here are 5 reasons why you must minister to families affected by special needs… 1. It’s in the Bible 2 Samuel 9: David and Mephibosheth.┬áDavid took in his friend Jonathan’s son who had special needs and brought him to eat…

Church: This is how to greet my child who is nonverbal

Nonverbal child greeting

Church: This is how to greet my child who is nonverbal Today I had the pleasure of being a guest on one of the most popular Christian shows on the radio: Midday Connection. The host Lori Neff and I talked about my story (and my book Sun Shine Down), and about the specific challenges and joys in the lives of families affected by special needs. We discussed what churches can do to support children with special needs and their parents and siblings, which got me…