Welcome

   

We’ve been uplifted by yet another marvelous General Conference!  Let’s lift each other now by sharing our responses to it.
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We are delighted to welcome a new Liahona Project Author, Tammy Bowers.  She and her family have an extraordinary tale to tell . . . and she tells it with power and grace.  You cannot help but be moved by The Lion and the Lamb.


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A.B.L.E.

If any of your children with disabilities have … or might be expected to have in the future … the capacity and desire to work at a job in the community, this article is important for you to read. The right to save … Continued

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What Not to Say

Every parent of a special needs child has probably had the experience of someone saying just the worst possible thing to them.  Presumably (thinking charitably), they feel they are being comforting and supportive … when their words have the very opposite effect. Perhaps because Autism is still … Continued

Personal Essays

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The Lion and the Lamb

Three years ago, our son Landen was born with a severe heart condition.  We were shocked and devastated when doctors told us that he was not expected to live to his first birthday.  Our little baby boy had a hard … Continued

Love Someone Rare

Rare

February 28th is Rare Disease Day and I LOVE somebody Rare! There are only a couple hundred of those with his same diagnosis in the US.  I believe I won the lottery. There may be 10k’s or bumper stickers one day for … Continued

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Who Is My Neighbor?

According to the parable, a certain man fell among thieves and needed help.  And the one that came to the rescue was not the expected person.  Now, I’m not trying to say that we’ve had thieves here, but there have … Continued

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The Kindness of Others

It was Sunday afternoon.  We were in our usual spot.  While the rest of the congregation enjoyed sacrament service from the chapel, we occupied the foyer. Emma ran around gleefully, enjoying the independence that comes with being two.  David was … Continued

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Balance

We hear all our lives about balance.  As a child, you balance on a bike, you balance on the curb.  Your mom tries to get you to eat a balanced diet (do cookies and fruit count?) When we grow up, … Continued

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His Own Brand of Awesome

I took my oldest son back-to-school shopping the other day.  It was awesome … sad … exciting … funny … inspiring … surprising … mama-heartbreaking. Big Brother was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2009, when he was eight years old.  Before that, it was years of … Continued

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It’s Not a Lie If You Believe It

If there is one thing Hayley could be accused of it is being honest.  When she was young, she would tell complete strangers what kind of nose they had.  People typically had a hawk, pig, or bear nose.  She didn’t … Continued

Warrior Mothers

Warrior Mothers

Dictionary.com gives several meanings of the word “Warrior,” but I like this one the best: “a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness,…” I am always in awe of  Warrior Mothers … women who spend their day … Continued

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Love Unfeigned

In a March 1998 Friend article, Elder W. Craig Zwick of the Seventy wrote touchingly about his own son that is intellectually disabled.  Then he shared a favorite scripture:  Third Nephi 26:14.  You’ll remember this moment during Christ’s visit to … Continued