The life of evangelical churches and their spiritual leaders has been portrayed in some recent films and series. Can they help us start conversations?
A question many Christian parents of a child with additional needs or a disability ask.
A visual timetable may also be really helpful for some children with additional needs, helping them to know what is happening now, what is coming up next, and how much longer the session is going to last.
Do we see that what every child brings to Jesus, whether they have additional needs or not, is enough and can be used by him?
James’ Autism is neurodiversity, a different way of ‘being’. His brain is wired differently to mine, he thinks differently to me, sees and responds to the world differently to me.
James’ favourite song for me to sing with him is “Jesus loves me, this I know”.
For us as parents of a child with additional needs, there are certainly many times to weep, times to be sad. But there is so much more to life than the tears if we are willing.
In the early stages there is the trigger for relationship breakdown as we are struggling with understanding what is going on with our child.
One of the things about parenting a child or young person with additional needs, is that life is never predictable.
There is always hope, hope for every child. No matter how profoundly they are impacted by their additional needs or disabilities, the love of Christ can and does reach them as powerfully as anyone else.
Why not help them to use a Brick Bible which tells Bible stories through Lego pictures?
Maybe we should think about our own motivation for praying for healing for others; is there a risk that we are praying for healing for a loved one because that might make our life a little easier?
“All official school forms involving children must mention only Parent 1 and Parent 2” , the amendment passed by the National Assembly of France says.
If disabled people were a nation, they would be the third most populous in the world (after China and India). Surely they deserve for us to keep fighting with them to change perceptions, change reality, and yes, change the world.
Is the Tree a Pagan Symbol?, Is Santa the Antichrist? (and more).
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” tells of the unavoidable distance between parents and their children, and the nostalgia for a lost home.
When we are expressing our dependence on and need of God, then it is our prayer that makes us most human!
God the Father delights in God the Son.
Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007) staged people unable to love and communicate, condemned to always hide behind a mask.
Spending time with God influences and puts into perspective my way of looking at things.
The horses of the ‘Franches’ are amongst the hardiest that exist.
Music cannot be “Christian”, only people can take up the cross of Christ and follow him.
Stories about lost children explore our greatest fears. The big TV revelation this summer was an impressive Argentinean series produced by HBO called The Bronze Garden.
The development of a healthy autonomy entails a process. As parents, we can be right or wrong when it comes to educating.
The monsters and ghosts in “The Shining” are real, but they live within us.
Dr Calum MacKellar considers the ethics of the editing of human genes in the creation of embryos