the power of one

The Special in Special Olympics

The Special in Special Olympics

Who puts the special in Special Olympics. It’s obvious that the children and athletes are first and foremost but there are others out there that help make the program what it is today.

One 7- On Being Hands and Feet

One 7- On Being Hands and Feet

There is a huge difference in telling your kids about poverty and actually showing them. It is important to see how poverty lives and to see that poverty’s grasp has no prejudice. One 7 shared with us their unique purpose.

Honoring the Absent, A POW and MIA Empty Chair Ceremony

Honoring the Absent, A POW and MIA Empty Chair Ceremony

During our karate banquet this past weekend, I encountered my first POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony. I do not know if I will ever have the chance to be a part of another ceremony such as this as we are not a military family. However, I felt compelled to write it all down so I will always remember those who serve. It affected me so profoundly, I wanted to share it with you here.

Seven Year Old Reciting Philippians 4:4-8

Seven Year Old Reciting Philippians 4:4-8

Reciting Philippians 4:4-8 5 minutes a day, 4 days a week, for 12 weeks.  Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious…