‘Don’t Worry: God’s Peace In The Storm’

There have been a few times lately when I’ve felt that God has been pulling me up by the bootstraps and telling me that he has everything under control, and that worrying about things isn’t actually a productive or helpful use of my time or energy… That hasn’t always been an easy message to receive, … Continue reading ‘Don’t Worry: God’s Peace In The Storm’

‘Jesus At The Pools Of Siloam, Bethesda, And Our Bath!’

A couple of days ago something extraordinary happened… something totally unexpected… something that in its own way was delightful and wonderful…  James had a bath!  An hour-long soak! Now granted, expecting any 15-year-old lad to have a bath isn’t a given… but James isn’t any ordinary 15-year-old.  James is autistic, and also has learning disabilities, … Continue reading ‘Jesus At The Pools Of Siloam, Bethesda, And Our Bath!’

Dealing With The Yukky Stuff; Loving, Living And Serving Like Jesus

As I headed upstairs to get James up this morning, I heard him giggling…  Normally, this is a sound that thrills my heart, but I know James all too well and at 07:30 in the morning it is rare to get so much as a grunt out of James….  Giggling meant trouble; my heart sank… … Continue reading Dealing With The Yukky Stuff; Loving, Living And Serving Like Jesus

‘Fits, Fear, Faith, Friends, and Facebook’

Last week James, our 15-year-old Autistic son, had a fit;  a full tonic clonic grand mal seizure, something he’s never had before.  It is right up there with the most scary, frightening things I have ever experienced in my life (James knew very little about it himself, thank God)…  Even writing about it now brings … Continue reading ‘Fits, Fear, Faith, Friends, and Facebook’