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Reflection Questions for the End of the Year // Ep. 050

By Sandra |

  I invited my husband Lee to talk through five reflection questions as we wrap up 2020 and look ahead to 2021! We cover: What was the biggest challenge you faced this year? How did you change in 2020? Who/what influenced that change? What are you most proud of in 2020? (personally, workwise, as a … Read more

One Word for 2021

By Sandra |

    Purchase Your Ticket Here (use discount code “Sandra” for $3 off the ticket price!) What words would you use to describe 2020? What words do you hope will describe next year? As we move into 2021, I’m asking God for one word to focus on—one word that He will use to help me … Read more

Navigating Complicated Family Relationships with Diane Dokko Kim // Ep. 49

By Sandra |

  In episode 49, I’ve invited my friend Diane Dokko Kim to talk about navigating complicated family relationships. Most of us will be spending time with (or at least communicating more with) extended family members around Thanksgiving and Christmas. We know family relationships aren’t always easy, especially with the extra challenges of being a special-needs … Read more

10 Things That Worked for Me in 2020 // Ep. 48

By Sandra |

As we get closer to the end of 2020, I like to reflect on what worked and didn’t work for me this year. Obviously, in a year this unique, there’s a lot that didn’t work for me, but most of that was outside of my control. In today’s episode, I’m focusing on what did work … Read more

Reflecting on Ten Years Since James’s Autism Diagnosis // Ep. 47

By Sandra |

  Becoming a caregiver isn’t something most of us prepared for or could have anticipated. It becomes part of our identity when we hear a diagnosis for our child or spouse. Hearing the words, “We believe your son has autism” in November of 2010 changed everything for us. And I know hearing your child or … Read more

An Invitation to Those Who Have Stopped Praying // Ep. 046

By Sandra |

  I’ll admit to you today that in the last decade, since my son’s autism diagnosis, my prayer life has changed. After so many nights of asking for sleep and not getting it, after praying for help and not getting it, I started only asking for safe requests. I didn’t want to demand what God wasn’t … Read more

How Our Suffering Points to Our Savior with Meg Apperson, author of Sky Full of Stars // Ep. 045

By Sandra |

  Meg Apperson—author, blogger, military wife, and homeschooling mom—knew God her entire life and truly believed she trusted Him with everything. But when her daughter Avery was born with an extremely rare and serious birth defect that could take her away at any moment, Meg realized that Jesus was her everything. In her book, Sky Full of … Read more

Creating a Bucket List for the Rest of 2020 // Ep 44

By Sandra |

  2020 has been a year we’ll never forget. It’s amazing what got packed into one year. And we are really feeling it as 2020 ends. But as we enter the last three months of the year, I want to slow down a little and make a plan for what I want to do before … Read more

How to Abide in Christ During the Election Season // Ep. 043

By Sandra |

  This is episode 43, and we’re talking about how to abide in Christ during the election season. What do I mean by abide in Christ? I mean we focus on His power, His purpose, and His peace. There are some practical steps we can take to help us focus on His power, purpose, and peace, and … Read more

Let It Go: The Practice of Benevolent Detachment // Ep. 42

By Sandra |

  In this episode we’re talking about benevolent detachment, a practice I read about in John Eldredge’s book Get Your Life Back. It’s the idea of turning over to God what weighs heavy on us and leaving it in His hands. We’ll talk about how Jesus practiced this during His life and how we can … Read more

Speaking the 5 Love Languages in Our Special-Needs Families with guest Jolene Philo // Ep. 41

By Sandra |

  During this pandemic time, caregivers have been stretched like never before. And if your family is like mine, you’re finding your spouse and typical children are getting less time and attention because the family member you’re a caregiver for requires so much more. That’s why I’m excited to have Jolene Philo join me on … Read more

Changes We’ve Made to Get More Sleep // Ep. 40

By Sandra |

  As we adjust to new routines and the days grow shorter, it’s a good time to talk about getting more sleep. I know for caregivers this isn’t an easy, three-step process. There are factors out of our control that determine how much sleep we get most nights. But that’s why it’s even more important … Read more