What Do These Stones Mean?

At my job, we have a new interim dean, except he’s not new. He’s been at the school for years. In fact, this is his third stint as dean. And because it is my role to support the dean, he and I have had many conversations about what we would like to do in our department. A concept that keeps coming up over and over again in our conversations is the idea of institutional knowledge. My new temporary … [Read more...]

A Lenten Fast for Children & Teens

Ash Wednesday is quickly approaching, March 1st, and the first day of Lent is March 5th. It’s during this time when believers reflect on their walk with Jesus and fast or abstain from many things to weaken their flesh and focus on life in the Spirit. Many times, we don’t include children in our Lenten fasts. However, the Lord shared with me a great and necessary fast that we can all do with our … [Read more...]

If You Suspect Your Child Has Autism

I just had a touching conversation with a woman who suspects her three-year old nephews might be autistic. However, she doesn’t know how to suggest it to her sister. This reminded me of when I first noticed that my son was different from other babies. Even as a baby younger than 12 months, I knew he was different. He had major sensory issues. He couldn’t feed himself. He was nonverbal for about a … [Read more...]