We have officially moved. From New Jersey to Connecticut. it was supposed to be a pretty simple packing job. We were moving into a mostly-furnished house, and we’ll be returning to our apartment in New Jersey. I thought we’d put a few things in storage, a few more in a U-Haul, and be on our way. …

I have a new post at BLOOM (a blog for parents of children with disabilities) called “Care Notebooks Keep you Organized.” It begins:  I call it Penny’s “Helen Keller moment.” Remember the scene from The Miracle Worker where Helen Keller understands for the first time that every word has a sign? That language is available to her,…

Peter and I had dinner with friends the other night. Their kids are in their twenties, and when we asked about them, they shook their heads. It wasn’t just their own kids that had them worried. It was the whole generation. They told stories of kids in rehab, kids failing out of college, kids aimless…

Our apartment is in boxes. We move on Monday. So I haven’t read much this week, and the interesting things I did read I now can’t find amidst the piles. So… one article and one quotation: Ramesh Ponnuru has an article for the New York Times, “The Year of the (Pro-Life) Woman.” He addresses the…

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Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker writes about theology, disability, family, and culture. Two major life experiences have shaped her writing and her faith—caring for her mother-in-law as she battled cancer and welcoming her daughter Penny into the world after she was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome. Both experiences expanded and enriched her understanding of what it means to be human and to receive each and every person as a gift.  A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of Penelope Ayers: A Memoir, and the forthcoming A Good and Perfect Gift (Bethany House). Her essays have appeared in First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Century, ChristianityToday.com, and Bloom, among other online venues.

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