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As a child, I loved Christmas. As a young adult, I grew to love Advent, this season of darkness preparing for the light that will begin in four weeks (can’t you see me jumping for joy inside?) As a pastor, I began to feel cheated of this season, both of Advent and Christmas.
So, I’ve been busy. So busy that I missed last week’s Top Ten Tuesday post and didn’t get this week’s done in time. So here’s a silly Top “Five” Tuesday/Wednesday post on what I’ve been up to:
1. Research, Finding, Calling: researching more about Autism, trying to find a new doctor for AJ and making […]
My son has Autism-Spectrum Disorder. He also has a speech delay.
We had a wonderful appointment today at the OU Child Study Center–I highly, highly recommend them. It took us 10 months from when we requested the appointment until today, but it was worth it.
We have good support and plans for moving […]
Sort of a personal update for a Top Ten List, but here’s what’s going on in my life.
This is Tobi, our new puppy. She is about 8 months old (birthday 12/20) and is a Husky/Boxer mix. She is full of energy and an aggressive licker. She is also my new […]
This Tuesday Top Ten is inspired by some questions I received from colleagues in planning for maternity/paternity leave from their churches. Especially for female clergy, but also for male clergy expecting children this is often uncharted territory in negotiating with a congregation. Here are some tips from my experience, which was fantastic, in negotiating, planning […]
Today is my son’s third birthday. When I look at him and see how much he has grown it is hard to believe he was that small (even at 9 lbs 5 oz!) little thing my husband handed to me.
As I reflect on today and the day of his birth, I am reminded […]
Yeah, I know–such a narrow focus for my readers, but I have better ideas for my Tuesday Top Ten posts in the future. We have been very busy at the Disciples General Assembly in Nashville–between meetings and greetings, we just came back from the Country Music Hall of Fame. I’m not a big country music […]
I have been stewing on a thought I’ve had since last week when I bought my son McDonald’s for dinner via the drive-thru. Twice.
I always imagined I’d be this great progressive mom, and feed my son organic food. He’d wear cloth diapers until he was two and then would be potty-trained. We’d read books […]
As I’ve been updating this site, adding some new links to blogs by fellow colleagues and friends, I thought for those of you who are new to Rev-o-lution that you might like to know a brief history of how this all began.
Back in the summer of 2007, I attended a day-long retreat by the […]
(You can read part 1 here )
Today I just finished an application for a special education program for when AJ turns 3. I felt like I was applying for college for him–showing proof of identification, proof of income, proof of vaccinations, etc. All that was missing was my three letters of reference!