Disability and Special Needs

All the ordinary difficulties of life are magnified when you’re dealing with disabilities. If even church feels like it’s full of danger and stress, you’re not alone.



How to love strangers: Lessons in philoxenia

How to love strangers: Lessons in philoxenia

It’s Tuesday, so I should have another picture book review for you. In fact, I’ve been trying to review a lovely picture book about a queen and a Christmas tree. But the news over the last week has been so bleak and so sad that I haven’t been able to write about...
Outside-the-box kids and Sundays of the Paralytic

Outside-the-box kids and Sundays of the Paralytic

Guest post by Anastasia K. Bond And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. -Mark 2:4 (NKJV) When you’re the parent of...
14 picture books with disabled characters

14 picture books with disabled characters

I thought it was hard to find picture books about people celebrating Easter. It’s just as hard to find picture books about people with disabilities. Take a look at the picture at the top of this post – see those three big stacks of books? Those are the picture books...
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay: Pink sneakers and a white cane

My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay: Pink sneakers and a white cane

Wow. Just wow. My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay is so wonderful, so amazing, I hardly know where to begin. So let’s begin with Zulay. Zulay is a cheerful, bouncy, friendly girl who is in the first grade. When she tells you what’s going on around her, she talks...
The William Hoy Story: A baseball biography

The William Hoy Story: A baseball biography

It had never occurred to me to wonder why umpires use hand signals to make calls in baseball games. Of course they’re important. How else can the people in the stands, and the players in the outfield, know what the calls are? It seems like they must have always been...
Thank You, Mr. Falker: A tribute to teachers

Thank You, Mr. Falker: A tribute to teachers

I should have known not to read Thank You, Mr. Falker on the train. I’m a sappy and sentimental reader, and all kinds of stories make me cry. And it’s awkward, sitting on the train with a book on my lap and tears running down my face. I try to avoid it....

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