Easter Sunday & Other Thoughts:

I am continually amazed at the fact that the God of the universe is mindful of us. He loves us so much and cares about us to the point that He didn’t leave us without hope. The coming of Jesus and His life, crucifixion, and resurrection are testament to that. And you and me, if we are followers of Jesus, have the supreme privilege of being a part of His plan of redemption for the world.

Have you ever thought about where He has placed you in His Kingdom. He has you where you are for a reason. Can you thank Him for that? Can you commit yourself anew to His plans for You. This is a great weekend to renew our love and dedication to the mission and vision God has for each one of our lives.

At LifePoint Church we are having five Easter services this weekend. We have two today (4:30 & 6:15 pm) and tomorrow we have three (8:15, 10:00 & 11:45 am). If you are in the area and can make it to one of our worship gatherings I encourage you to do just that. Look me up. Would love to chat for a bit. Special weekends at LifePoint are always memorable. I can’t wait to experience the gatherings this weekend.

Other Thoughts:

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our daughter Erin. I’ve been thinking about her aptitudes and abilities. People with Down Syndrome are usually marked by their disabilities. Let me share one ability Erin has:

We gave Erin an iPod touch for Christmas. It has a 32 gig capacity. We got one that big because of the amount of music Erin has on cd’s. Well when we gave it to her, she wanted no help in figuring it out. And sure enough she was able to access music and choose music to play and has had a GREAT time listening to it. In fact we wondered if we created a bit of a monster because she carries it around the house with her listing to her music, many times without head phones.

Well about a month ago she discovered the camera on the iPod. So just a couple of days ago I down loaded to my computer 162 pictures Erin took. In fact she figured out how to use both cameras on the unit, so she takes pictures of herself and others. I thought I’d include a few below. So when you think of people with disabilities, first think of their abilities!

Do you know some one with a developmental disability? Share with us what that person’s abilities are!

Have a great Easter weekend!

Erin's Picture of Me

Erin's Self Portrait

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6 responses to “Easter Sunday & Other Thoughts:

  1. Our Josh is learning disabled… took forever, but he eventually started acting like an adult and is just amazing, given what he has to work with. I think, maybe, way back when, I knew you had a baby with DS, but haven’t even thought of you in so long that I had definitely forgotten. I’m so glad to see how well she is doing.

    I’ve been following an interesting blog about a DS boy, http://chaseandmore.blogspot.com/
    She hasn’t been blogging as much lately because they are about to have or already have a new baby, but I’m sure she’ll be back.

    • I’ll check out the blog Joan. Our “baby” is now 37 years old and really knows how to roast great coffee! Her Erin’s Breakfast Blend is the best!

      • Josh is 42 in a few weeks. The middle of our adopted 3. He’s on disability, but does odd jobs for people.

        Do you remember Susanah Baker? She was such an inspiration to me because Mary and ______ (drawing a blank on his name) kept her at home and just loved her like the other kids. She far exceeded what most people thought DS kids could do back then, mostly because she wasn’t treated like an idiot.

  2. Hi Joan,
    Yes, I remember Susanah. She would kid around and try to steal my wallet all the time. She was so fun-loving! So glad she was a part of our church.
    So does Josh live with you are does he live on his own? Would he have a penchant for roasting coffee?

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