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Last year, I completed 52 Books for 52 Weeks of 2017. For 2018, I far exceeded that goal, and challenged myself to read a wide variety. There’s just about everything on here: my favorite science fiction and fantasy, romance, historical fiction, contemporary, mystery—and also theology, sociology, self-help, a children’s picture book, poetry, a graphic novel, […]
I never shared my story before.
I was twenty years old, a student studying in England for a semester abroad, traveling around Europe by myself. A great adventure in independence and resilience.
On my first day in Paris, a man followed me out of the subway station, refused to leave me alone, grabbing […]
(originally published on my personal Facebook account)
Today, as we approached the school grounds, kids were running from cars and the buses to the playground. When we got close to school, AJ took my hand, and leaned in to me. He doesn’t say much with words, but it was a moment of holiness for me.
A lot of continuing education workshops end up being boring. You might get something out of the keynote, but a lot of it is note taking, sitting around, and not often opportunities to share your experience or learn from the experiences of others.
UNCO has no keynote speaker. UNCO uses […]
We forgot about the Advent calendar, after making a big deal of it. Obviously AJ didn’t care—there are other ways to mark the season (watching Christmas movies almost every day—How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been the favorite this year). But I feel bad looking at […]
I spent the first part of this week at #unco16, the UnConference. I’ve written about it a lot, shared about my experiences in the past, but it seems that every year, the conference is *exactly* what I need.
This picture says it all to me: worship space, friends gathered, toys on the […]
Starting a new year, we often look back on the past year and strive to do better. We make resolutions. And, […]
I’ve launched a new website, Autism and Church, to talk about having autism and being in the church–for individuals and family members of persons on the autism spectrum. I hope that we will have tips, stories, challenges and joys shared about welcoming people with autism into the church. Continue Reading →
This post is very difficult for me to write.
Thirteen years ago. The road turned from pavement to packed snow […]
Release Date: October 8th, 2019