Autism Awareness Month
Latest Blog Posts on Autism
The choice that changed everything Nehemiah 9:17 Central Theme: Man choices to sin and God chooses to be gracious. A ream of paper has 500 sheets--not more and not less. A foot is 12 inches--not more and not less. There are many absolutes in our lives. There are a couple of absolutes that totally changed mankind. First, since Adam’s sin, we all choose to sin; and God always cho ...
In all of our lives, we suffer the embarrassment and shame of falling from our horse. You know what I mean. Sitting high and straight on our noble steeds, we are riding along our path of life, attempting to serve the Lord and believing that we are choosing His will and way. When blam ! We are struck by a blinding light and find ourselves in the middle of a road eating dust. Few of us hear ...
Recently, I visited a neighboring Special Gathering program to practice our Christmas music. We are a ministry within the mentally challenged community. I am the director of four of our choirs. It seemed like a good idea. However, it appears that I really messed up. After the practice, I heard that I “put down” this great choir. I was shocked because I was so completely impressed with the ...
Often, those of us who minister to people who are intellectually disabled romanticize our population. It is the most wonderful group of people with which I've worked. However, like the rest of the population, there can be glaring bumps, blemishes and distractions. While her mother remained as part of her life, Windy was raised by a doting father. His greatest compliment to her was "goo ...
God chooses to Make the World for Man Genesis 1:1and 26A Central Theme: God choose to make the earth for mankind. Introduction--Bring a basket that you have made. This is a basket that I made. I did not create it because I had some material to use. I took reed and string and made it. To create something you must have nothing and make something from nothing. God created the ear ...
The Church has quoted Jeremiah for more than 2000 years. We especially love the verse 11 of chapter 29. "I say this because I know what I am planning for you," says the Lord. "I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future." What we don't often understand is that God made this promise as His children were being prepared for 70 years in Babylonian ...
I often plug products that I've found beneficial, especially in the ministry of The Special Gathering, a ministry within the mentally challenged community. The Christmas musical, A Stranger in the Manger , is a well-written and joy-filled musical that becomes an excellent presentation. Uplifting and fun songs make the music sparkle. However, the ballad, "This is Such a Strange Way to Save ...
Leonard is a handsome young man who was separated from him siblings at birth. The State of Florida convinced his widowed mother that she could not take care of another child, especially one who was intellectually disabled like Leonard. Therefore, the other children never knew about their brother. The brothers and sisters were all under eight years old; and they didn't understand that the ...
Autism in the Community