The R-Word

 

Our daughter is a teacher.

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A Special teacher!

And she is one of the many thousands who are called to a vocation of teaching

Special individuals

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who deal with Intellectual Disabilities.

But she (and others like her) remind us they are more appropriately considered:

Special ABILITIES.

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Abilities that demand our RESPECT! Continue reading “The R-Word”

ten little toes.

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“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”  Isaih 52:7

 

Two little feet, ten little toes,

running and jumping at play.

Two little feet, too little time,

will be walking to school one day.

Kicking a rock, or skipping a rope,

wading a puddle or washed with soap.

Two little feet, one little child,

will soon go their own way.

But footprints in my mind recall,

they stood here yesterday. Continue reading “ten little toes.”

the lion and the lamb

On Christmas Eve in 1818
a blizzard stranded the tiny village of Ogledorf,
nestled in the Austrian mountains.
That same day the people of St. Nicholas’ church found their organ broken
so the priest and organist began composing a song that could be sung without
an organ, yet beautiful enough to express their Christmas joy.  Continue reading “the lion and the lamb”