Happy New Year!

There’s nothing like starting something new! Filled with anticipation and expectations, no one really knows what will come of this year. This is for certain . . . we will be forced to change in some way.

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Our “normal” today will not be our “normal” by year’s end. We all will have to reframe something.

One thing I’ve learned about the reframing process is that it cannot be done alone.

When we’re learning how to navigate a “new normal,” we need support.

We need help, wisdom, direction. We need to know others have successfully adapted to change . . . and we can too.

Let Me Hear from You . . . Really!

In 2018, my greatest desire is to connect with you—to be a voice that says, “You matter, you can do this, I’m with you to the very end no matter what!” But I need a little info.

The following questions are meant for you to tell me about YOU!

Through this blog, my hope is that this year will become a community of support, a caring place for you to land on bad days, an understanding place for you to be heard, a trustworthy place when you are in need, and a place to share wisdom you have learned along the way.

I can’t wait to hear from you! Here’s what I would love to know . . .

  • What topics interest you?
  • What are some of your struggles?
  • What part of faith is difficult for you?
  • What do you want to learn about?
  • What are your goals this year?
  • What suggestions do you have for the blog?

WELCOME, 2018!

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2 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Hi Colleen,

    I always so enjoy your posts, so It is hard to know how to answer your questions.

    I do like your posts on autism and perseverance, my son is-a few years younger than years. I often read and say ok, their making it..we can too. SO, OF COARSE..continue to cheer us on.

    Would love ideas on how to share better with my child about God. At times wonder if I am doing it wrong….when he was diagnosed years ago..I was given an article that said it would be impossible for a child with autism to understand faith or concepts about God. I know that is wrong..but, I do struggle with anxiety over that concept at times. Would be lovely to hear ideas or testimonies of kids learning about Christ and loving Him.


    • Kimberly,
      Well, from today’s post, you can see we’ve been quite busy with doctor’s and the flu-I’m so sorry this reply is so late. Thank you so much for offering your thoughts. I too faced that fear of my son knowing Christ when he was diagnosed. It’s completely crazy to tell someone that a child, created in the image and likeness of our God has no way of ever knowing Him. I can’t imagine our loving heavenly father creating anything or anyone He plans to forget or just dump. First, He can’t because his character is unconditionally loving and nothing short of that fills the spot. I will write on the process I came to work through about this because it’s a question so many of us with special kids and loved ones often wonder. Thanks too for your wonderfully kind words; let’s make 2018 a great year in spite of all we may face. God’s got us! Many thanks to you, sweet friend. Colleen