Bragging rights, “those conversations” and loving your ordinary kid

I’m reading this book right now called Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid!: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Kids By Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian. I bought this book in a particularly low, snarky, and impulsive moment…because—please understand—I really don’t want people to shut up about their “perfect” kids… …I just wish … [Read more…]

When a seed sprouts

I once gave a lesson to my students about bearing spiritual fruit. It was a pre-fab outline from the pre-fab class I was teaching so as I prepped for the lecture, I braced myself for a boring time. After all, we were at a Christian University with a bunch of church kids. Well, I don’t … [Read more…]