Why Does Our Culture Celebrate Down Syndrome?

Why, at a time when more and more fetuses with Down syndrome are aborted, are we celebrating the lives of the children and adults growing up in our midst? [Read more…]

What I’m Reading and Tweeting

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read this week? [Read more…]

What Being a Parent Has Taught Me About God

An ad for the Olympics, family devotions, and parental mistakes have all brought me closer to understanding God’s love for us. [Read more…]

My New Year’s Epiphany

“What makes you anxious? Where is God in that anxiety? How could your anxiety be transformed into peace?” [Read more…]

Book Update and What I’m Reading and Tweeting

I’ve submitted my manuscript of Small Talk (hooray!) and here are some books and articles about faith and disability that might be of interest… [Read more…]

Favorite Family Posts of 2013

My five favorite posts based upon life in our household in 2013 [Read more…]

Favorite Guest Posts of 2013

Seven posts from 2013 written by others for my blog, all related to Down syndrome. [Read more…]

Favorite Posts of 2013

Four of my favorite posts, written for PBS Parents, Chai Mamas, Huffington Post Parents, and the Atlantic, that I’ve written in 2013. [Read more…]

Merry Christmas!

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Are You Ready for Christmas? (And Why It’s Okay If You Aren’t)

“I’m not ready for Jesus to show up, and perhaps that’s exactly as it should be.” [Read more…]

What I’m Reading and Tweeting (and How to Find a Good and Perfect Gift)

Down syndrome in ancient art, Jesus isn’t white, men doing housework, and more… [Read more…]

Snow Days and Preparing Him Room

It’s one of my favorite lines from a Christmas hymn, Joy to the World: Let every heart prepare him room… But my heart is crowded with the regular preparations for Christmas [Read more…]

Who Can You Not See?

“But what I wish I had said, most of all, was, “Can you see my daughter?”” [Read more…]

What I’m Tweeting–Articles on Faith, Family, Disability and More

Faith: ow.ly/rv2h9 Making Jesus look good @kwpershey @ChristianCent#NadiaBolzWeber #BookReview #Pastrix Recommended site for #Advent: ow.ly/rv2OT#Christmas How much #money should we be #givingaway? nyti.ms/IWFoEQ @tarasbernard@nytimes #Donations #Charity What’s one subject you’d be willing to let go of for the sake of #church #unity?#BodyofChrist @kwpershey ow.ly/rCYOg Family: Is there ever a time when #abortion is medically necessary? ow.ly/rv4KS @nytimes#CatholicChurch #lawsuit Disability: Story behind the cell biologist who dis­covered “gene that turns off #chro­mo­some [Read More…]

Remembering Newtown and Singing Jingle Bells

The anniversary of the Newtown shooting will always coincide with Advent, with the mournful, expectant waiting for Jesus’ arrival. As it should be–a recognition of this in-between space, in which the glimmer of hope breaks into the darkness, and yet the darkness still sometimes seems to be ever-present. [Read more…]