Radical abandonment in theory and practice

April 1, 2021

The latest medical mystery in our house is unprecedented… and it’s a proving ground for the practice of radical abandonment.


4 tips for fighting back against acedia

August 22, 2020

Acedia is a near-constant spiritual battle that is uniquely pertinent to the days we are living through … even if you don’t happen to be a third-century hermit.


Why EMDR therapy is great for special needs parents

January 9, 2020

EMDR is a great tool for healing from the traumas and PTSD that naturally occur raising medically complicated kids. Here’s how it worked for me.


The courage to risk failure

August 29, 2018

That time I took a test for college credit and almost shot myself in the foot out of fear of failure…


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.


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.

Faithful Not Successful

Suffering, redemption, and standing in the gap

April 21, 2017

The darkness never wins. The suffering cannot prevail. But that does not mean the suffering is not real, that it did not happen.


10 ways to love a special needs family

February 13, 2017

Every family faces a crisis at some point, and even close friends can feel uncertain how to help. Many of these tips may sound familiar and can apply to many crisis situations, special needs or otherwise. In our experience so far, here is what really helps. 1. Offer to pray. (And then actually do it.)…


The sweetest suffering

January 27, 2017

Did you know that sanctification is not often a beautiful process?

Christy Wilkens

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I’m a Catholic wife, mother of six, and writer who wrestles with the problem of pain. What does faith look like in times of adversity and struggle? I’m so glad to have you here, joining the conversation. Learn more about me 🠖


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