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”

Dear Daughter – You’ve made fans for life!

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;”
Romans 12: 6-7

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Dear Daughter, 

I’ve been searching for a specific photo…

BUT

I cannot find it!!!

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ughhhhh!

I can see it so clearly (in my mind,) pasted there between the clear pockets of a photo album.  Yet no matter how often I flip through all the many pages, of the many accumulated binders cataloging the 30+ years of our family’s lives’, the image has yet to JUMP OUT to say –

“HERE I AM!!”

Continue reading “Dear Daughter – You’ve made fans for life!”

everlasting light

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Jared \j(a)-red\   pronounced JARE-ed.

The name Jared is a Biblical name from the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning “descent.”  In the Biblical Book of Genesis, Jared was the sixth link in the ten pre-flood generations between Adam and Noah; he was the son of Mahalaleel and the father of Enoch, and lived 962 years (per Genesis 5:18).  The meaning of the name is “he who descended” (Hebrew root YRD). In the Book of Enoch it is explained that Mahalaleel named Jared because during his lifetime the angels of the Lord descended to earth. The name could also be understood as “he who shall rule” (future tense of the Hebrew root RDH, as found for example in Psalms 72:8).

Your personality is ruling, commanding, as a factor from “coming down.”

You have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.  You tend to be quiet, cooperative, considerate, sympathetic to others, adaptable, balanced and sometimes shy. You are trustworthy, respecting the confidences of others, and make excellent diplomats, mediators and partners. You are often very intuitive. You like detail and order, and often find change worrisome and may sometimes feel insecure or restless.

 shine brightly, jare-bear!

these hugs n’ blessings are just for you today…

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“I have loved you with an everlasting love…”

Jeremiah 31:3

*Using this song was inspired because of Jared’s love for Henri Nouwen’s writings, especially The Prodigal Son.  Music by: Natalie Grant.