New Look, New Focus

If you have been to my teaching help site in the past few weeks, you will have noticed that it has a whole new look.  That would be thanks to my wonderful technical advisor and website designer (aka husband Steve) who has helped me get a fresh updated look to the blog. When I started …

When Fires Are Raging

Imagine being 82 years-old and having to abruptly leave your home, climb down a mountain in the dark, and flee from approaching wildfires. That’s exactly what happened to Robert and Daryl Hullander as they barely escaped the wildfires in Gatlinburg, TN. The Hullanders, who have been married 57 years, survived one of the worst disasters …

3 Reasons You Need a Special Needs Ministry

As I write this post, I am also beginning preparations for our first ever Valentine Party/Parents Night Out for our special needs friends in the church and in the community.  I realized that I never followed up to let people know what an incredible day we had at our fall day camp!  I could not …

“Forever His”-Part 2

In my last post, I told of how our congregation at the Karns church of Christ decided that we wanted to be proactive in reaching out to children and their families in the special needs community. Never being a part of something like this, I felt somewhat overwhelmed and unsure of where to start. To …

What is “Forever His”?-(Part 1)

If you know me or have read my blog posts concerning special needs, you’ll know that these kids are some of my very favorite people on the planet!  I taught kids with moderate and severe disabilities in the public schools for about 9 years.  I learned more Christ-like qualities from my students during those years …