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SHOWING HIS LOVE TO MY STUDENTS

I am a Transitional Kindergarten teacher and I love working with my students each year! I have been teaching for about twenty years now, and sometimes the work I do is really challenging. Some of my students have learning…

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I LOVE THE WAY GOD MADE ME

I’ve had a physical disability my whole life. I was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), which means a lack of muscle mass. My arms and legs are affected. But I don’t “see” disability. I don’t dwell on what…

Children Special Needs

LOVING ON KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

When I was in college, I worked for a non-profit that served infants who had special needs due to prenatal contact with drugs and/or alcohol. I was immersed in this inner city population for eight years, and I fell…

Children Special Needs

HELPING OUT OVERWHELMED PARENTS

The challenges of caring for a child with special needs can be overwhelming. Care must be provided at all times. Our son, Aaron, had cerebral palsy, and we took loving care of him for 27 years until he passed…

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SHE HAD THE VISION

In the 70’s, I worked for a telephone call center that would call and check on blind and disabled people, to make sure they were okay. When I would talk with them, one thing kept coming up over and…

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GOLFING WITH MY FRIEND

I love to play golf. I’ve played the game for 30+ years. I even play in a number of charity events, because it’s a way for me to give back since I’ve been blessed in my life. So earlier…

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HELPING THOSE CREATED FOR HIS GLORY

It is intriguing how the Lord will use one person or event to change the course of our lives. A year and a half ago, I heard Joni Erickson Tada speak at church. After listening to her, my daughter…

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DANCING WITH THESE AMAZING KIDS

Dance has always been my biggest passion. I started dancing at age two, grew up attending dance intensives and conferences, and was on dance team at a Division 1 school. After college, I started praying for opportunities to use…

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SIMPLY TAKING TIME TO TALK

My wife has Alzheimer’s, so every afternoon I drive her through the country and we talk about the “good old days.” I’m trying to bring back any remnants of memories she has left. On our way to the country,…