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Deep Dive Fiji Sunshine by Erin Khoo on Flickr


December 29, 2017

I wish I could say I am secure enough in my trust of God’s plan and providence to voluntarily move deeper into the hard and messy stuff that is this life. That appears to be what He is asking of me in 2018.


The miracle in the pot of soup

November 6, 2017

Sometimes it’s easy to get so busy looking for the big miracle that we miss the little ones. God answered a very specific, longstanding prayer of mine in a delivery of food: a miracle in a pot of soup.

Child lying in a hospital crib surrounded by medical equipment

Fraternal Correction: Five Easy Tips for Medical Advocacy with Grace

October 9, 2017

How can we cultivate the virtues of charity and humility, both during and after a moment where a child’s life might be at stake?


Following God’s will is not a free pass from suffering

September 16, 2017

In asking us to willingly choose a cross and do work, God does not promise us any immunity from failure or from other suffering. 


Chasing the name

July 19, 2017

Diagnosing special needs children requires making peace with The Cloud of Unknowing.

Faithful Not Successful

Emotional suffering requires love

July 14, 2017

Emotional suffering is the true epidemic of our times. A hospital in Bronx offers a revolutionary, simple solution: love.


Three Good Things, or the vacation that wasn’t

June 29, 2017

Help doesn’t come when or how we want it, but it’s there. You can always find Three Good Things.


To my brothers and sisters in the trenches

June 14, 2017

Welcome, new readers! This blog has grown a lot in the last two weeks, and I am really, really grateful that you are here, however you found your way. Many of you have chimed in with wonderful, supportive comments, and I am so glad to know that you have identified pieces of yourself in pieces…


It is well with my soul

June 12, 2017

God has drawn beautiful goodness forth out of the rubble and ashes. He makes ALL things new, even the raggedy souls of beaten-down special needs mamas.


That time we went to Lourdes and our son was healed

June 5, 2017

In which we address the elephant in the room and the million dollar question: What happened AFTER the baths?

Christy Wilkens

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