Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2017's Best Read

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! 2017 is nearing its end. It's hard to believe it sometimes. It's been a busy year here on the blog, so I'm taking this week to review the best read posts.

First, let's talk about guest posts. I've been blessed to share some work by other fellow writers and bloggers on my site this year. I feel honored that these writers allowed me to share their work on here.

Here are the top 3 posts written by guests this year:

Help that Hurts by Dana Hemminger

I loved this post by Dana which talked about misguided help for parents of children with Down syndrome. She shares about assistance from others that actually helps instead of help that really hurts.

Meet Roshni: No Limits with Down syndrome by Sruthi
This guest post tells about an amazing young woman with Down syndrome named Roshni. If you missed it, take a few minutes to read about her life.

Siblings, Down syndrome, & a Hole in the Ceiling by Geraldine Renton
Geraldine shared a funny story about growing up with her brother with Down syndrome. I love hearing a sibling's perspective.

Now, it's time for me. This year I've continued to share about my life raising my daughter with special and medical needs as well as random thoughts about life, faith, and parenting. Here's the top 3 blog posts from the year written by me:

What is a Woman Entitled to? Thoughts on pregnancy, babies, and abortions
There have been many startling articles and statistics on Down syndrome abortions recently, and this post grew from that.

I Have Nothing Cute to Say
This is a fairly recent post of mine sharing thoughts after a rough hospital admission for Jaycee. Apparently, people like it when I have nothing cute to say.

When People Say My Daughter's Down syndrome Needs Healed
At the core of this post is the question: Is there room for disability in the Christian church?

This is my most popular post on another site hosted by Snappin' Ministries, which I have written for each month this year:
When Spring Break Plans Aren't Glorious
We had no fun vacation planned over spring break, and an attitude problem was a possibility for me. Hence, this post about my real, real life.

Thanks so much for reading and visiting my blog. I appreciate my readers, and hope to welcome you back in 2018. I'll have some exciting news to share with you really soon in 2018 too!!!!

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  1. Of course there's room - or should be room - for disability and disabled people within the Church.

  2. While I believe Christ healed and worked miracles, I also believe that some things won't be healed in this life. There is no sin, no lack of faith. It just is. And it allows us all to develop a more pure love, true Christlike love. Beautiful post.


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