Today is the last day of Autism Awareness Month. While I try to share my experiences of dealing with Autism in my family often - to foster meaningful conversation, point to resources and work to lessen stigma - it seems more than appropriate to amplify that sharing now. I want to be a part of fostering a culture - online and in real life - that creates safe enough spaces for people to feel they can share.
Like a lot of churches, my church has Vacation Bible School in the summer. A lot of VBS programs focus on kids, as the tradition was born out of wanting to provide an activity option for kids out of school during the summer. One of the things I love about my church is that we focus on strengthening families.
Today is #NationalDayOfEncouragement & this blog post is for anyone who feels hesitant to knock on opportunity's door. The doors that are for us may not always be as pretty as the one pictured with this post. Sometimes they'll be disguised as hard work or patience, but BE ENCOURAGED! Everything you desire is right on the other side of persistence and perseverance. You got this! Here are three quick tips for encouraging yourself, even when it's hard. ⬆️CLICK PIC TO READ MORE⬆️