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Bethel Church Baptized Children With Special Needs (And It Was Beautiful)

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

I was on Instagram a few days ago when I saw a story posted by a member of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. The caption read something like, “Baptizing special needs children today.” I watched, speechless, as a young boy climb into the water wearing goggles, and then had water gently poured over his head. I suddenly…

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Dear Teachers at the End of the School Year

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

My daughter didn’t talk to her pre-k teachers until nearly the end of the first semester of school. She was intensely shy when it came to new adults, but she communicated easily with her friends. If she needed to use the restroom, she would ask her friend to ask the teacher for her. No matter…

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Because You’re Leaving Yours to Teach Mine

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Update: So sorry for the slow loading time! There are THOUSANDS of you trying to read this at the same time, but I am so glad that each of you are here. I think you are here for a reason. Find me on facebook so that we can connect, and maybe come back tomorrow and…

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To the Man Who Opened the Door for Us – When He Didn’t Have To

Friday, November 20th, 2015

When the sun came up this morning, I was awake to see it… not because I’m an early riser, but because I had been up all night with my sick little boy. There is this tummy thing being passed around our small town, and I guess it found its way to the Thompson house. It…

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Without Her

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

You think about her. Sometimes it is when your little one calls you momma, or reaches for you, or snuggles in close. Other times it is when you are in the middle of an ordinary day and you look at your baby and remember the gift. You remember the offering. And you whisper in your…

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Dear Kids’ Church Worker

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Dear Kids’ Church Worker – You fed them donuts didn’t you? The left over ones from the lobby? Or maybe they were animal crackers or goldfish. Maybe those circle vanilla wafers?? Whatever their snack was… they sure loved it. Because let’s be honest they aren’t too interested in lunch now. But it’s okay. Really. I…

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