Karen Bowersox of Ohio is a grandmother who saw a real need and did something about it. Her granddaughter Maggie wanted to look great in jeans, the mainstay of teen fashion, but having Downs Syndrome meant her proportions, particularly leg … Continued
Author Archive for Lisa Riska
Have you come to the Red Sea place
___ in your life
Where in spite of all you can do,
There is no way out.
There is no way back.
There is no other way but through.
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
One day when our youngest, Kate, was about 3, she came skipping into the kitchen and declared . . . “I love Matt. He’s my little brother.” “That’s so sweet, honey. But actually, he’s your big brother.” “Oh … yeah … but he’s kind of little, isn’t he?” … Continued
I’m fascinated by the way Matt’s mind works. For instance, when Matt was around 16, his voice began changing. This was a disturbing development for him and his way of dealing with it was to shout everything. So I sat him … Continued
“For all have not every gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God.” Doctrine & Covenants 46:11 Our family has always talked a lot about gifts … Continued
We are officially retired and getting settled in Draper, UT (still searching for items we know we packed … where IS that muffin pan?) We are excited to be close to two of our grandchildren and at least closer to the others. … Continued
To the spirit of heroes we give honor today.
We are awed by the stories of the price they had to pay,
And when we think of their trials, we must marvel that they
Still found joy as they went on their way. …Continued
From 2003 to 2011, we lived in a small branch in Sulphur Springs, Texas. We loved that experience. In that setting, it just seemed a bit easier to truly know, and truly care about, every single member . . . … Continued