Category Archives: Autism

Shame off You by Denise Pass a Must Read!

I met Denise Pass at a women’s gathering through NorthStar Women’s Network studying a Christian book with several women sitting at each table. I did not actually meet her face to face at the gathering, but I remember her standing … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Accused, Achievement mentality, Advocacy, Agape Love, Anti-Bullying, Approval, Author, Autism, Beautful, Being Liked, Belonging, Broken Hearted, Calling, Challenges, Change the World, Changing Lives, Cheer, Common Purpose, Compassion, Condemnation, Connections, Dealing with Reality, Demoralization, Denise Pass, Depression, Destiny, Devalued, Direction, Disapproval, Dreams, Empowerment, Encouragement, Enrichment, Fear, Friends, Friendship, Fulfillment, Future, Gentleness, Goals, God, God's Commandments, God's Glory, God's Goodness, God's Grace, God's Love, Good enough, Goodness, Grace, Graciousness, Guidance, Healing, Hope, Hurt, Hurting, Identity, Important Endeavors, Inclusion, Inspirational, Jesus Christ, Joy, Kindness, Leadership, Life Change, Life Transformation, Light, Love, Love of Jesus, Loveliness, Lovely, Matters of the Heart, Meaning, Meaningful, Meaningful Purpose, Mental Health, Mercy, Messing up, Ministry, Music, Obedience, Overcoming, Passion, Passionate, Patience, Pay it Forward, Performance Mentality, Romans 12:2, Saving Lives, Shame, Shame off You, Soul, Special needs kids, Struggling, sweetness, Teaming up, Tears, Tenderness, Therapuetic, Thrive, Togetherness, Trust, Trusting God, Truth, Unconditional Love, Valuable, Valued, Vocation, Wellness, What matters most, Wholeness, Wisdom, Word of God, Worth, Worthwhile Endeavors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Persistence pays off

After a few setbacks, Mercy and I are back in the saddle. God was dealing with me for a while, purifying my heart and humbling me. Back last November, I decided that I would let my Therapy Dogs Inc., (now … Continue reading

Posted in Access Ministry, Accomplishments, Agape Love, Animal Assisted Therapy, Assessibility Summit, Autism, Autism Awareness, Behavioral Health, Believe, Belonging, Calling, Career, Challenges, Change the World, Children, cliques, Closed Doors, Comfort, Compassion, Competence, Confidence, Counseling, Dealing with Reality, Depending on God, Depression, Destiny, Determination, Difficulty, Divine, Dog Training, Dream, Dreams, Embrace, Empowerment, Encouragement, Enrichment, Faith, Faithfulness, Fulfillment, Future, Goals, God, God's Glory, God's Goodness, God's Grace, God's Kingdom, God's Love, God's Presence, Golden Retriever, Goodness, Grace, Growth, Hard Work, Health, Heart, Hope, Human Animal Bond, Humility, Identity, Important, Important Endeavors, Included, Inclusion, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inspiration, Jesus Christ, Joy, Kindness, Leadership, Liberty University, Life, Life Change, Life Transformation, Light, Love, Lovelyness, Making a difference, Making an Impact, Meaning, Meaningful Purpose, Mental Health, Mercy, Ministry, Mission, Obedience, Open Doors, Overcoming, Patience, Pay it Forward, Peace, Persistence, Prayer, Priorities, Purpose, Pursuing, Reassurance, Righteousness, Seeking God, Service, Serving, Setbacks, soothe, soothing, Special needs kids, Struggling, Success, sympathy, Tenderness, Therapuetic, Therapy, Therapy Dogs, Trust, Trusting God, Uncategorized, Unspoken Rules, Valuable, Worth, Worthwhile, Worthwhile Endeavors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

God is directing me on a new path

I know I have not written in a long time. I have suffered some setbacks with Mercy since my last post. Mercy has needed more training to renew her skills and manners lately. Needless to say, life has been very … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Animal Assisted Therapy, Approval, Arrested Emotional Development, At risk youths, Autism, Autism Awareness, Believe, Bi-polar Disorder, Calling, Career, Challenges, Cohesion, Comfort, Common Purpose, Compassion, Competence, Comrade, Confidence, Cooperation, Disappointment, Dog Training, Dogs, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Fear, Goals, God, Grace, Hope, Hurt, Love, Mental Health, Outcasts, Purpose, Rejection, Respect, Second chances, Setbacks, Shame, social skills, Stress, Struggling, Support, Understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miracles and Beautiful Adventures

Our trip to Blue Ridge Mountains this past weekend was breathtaking. I finally got to slow down and really enjoy the moments of our time together like a child. Granted that God had to intervene a few times to get … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adventure, Art, Autism, Beauty, Believe, Boys, Childlikeness, Divine, Encouragement, Epic, Ethreal, Faith, Golden Retriever, Human Animal Bond, Inspiration, Intimacy, Love, Lovelyness, Mental Health, Mercy, Nature, Refreshment, Rejuvenation, Sacred, sweetness, Tenderness, Therapuetic, Well-Being, Wellness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Autism Awareness, one of God’s Purposes

In case I didn’t tell you already, I am actually on the autism spectrum. This is why I have had the unique struggles and experiences that I shared in this blog. This is Autism Awareness month. One of God’s great … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Advocacy, American Culture, Approval, Art, Authenticity, Autism, Autism Awareness, Beauty, Belief, Believe, Belonging, Calling, Career, Challenges, Change the World, Childlikeness, Christianity, cliques, Common Purpose, Compassion, Cooperation, Dealing with Reality, Destiny, Disappointment, Discipling, Dreams, Embrace, Enrichment, Faith, Faithfulness, Financial Difficulty, Fulfillment, Future, Giving, Goals, God, God's Glory, God's Kingdom, God's Love, God's Presence, God's Promises, God's Will, Gratification, Happiness, Hard Work, Healing, Health, Hope, Humility, Identity, Importance, In Agreement, Included, Inclusion, Inspiration, Jesus Christ, Kindness, Life, Love, Making a difference, Making an Impact, Meaning, Mental Illness, Mercy, Ministry, Nature, Needs, Nuerotypicals, Opportunities, Paradise Lost, Passion, Peace, Phillipians 4:8, Plans, Promises, Purpose, Rejection, Relationships, Respect, Satisfaction, Science, Service, Serving, Social Faux Passes, social skills, Society, Support, Teaming up, Teamwork, Tenderness, Therapy, Thrive, Thriving, Trust, Truth, Unity, Wellness, What matters most, Wholeness, Wisdom, Word of God, Worth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mercy, the Epitome of Grace!

Mercy, the Epitome of Grace!.

Posted in Acceptance, Animal Assisted Therapy, Autism, Believe, Comfort, Compassion, Destiny, Dogs, Embrace, Faith, Fulfillment, God, God's Glory, God's Kingdom, God's Love, Golden Retriever, Golden Retrievers, Grace, Healing, Inclusion, Inspiration, Jesus Christ, Love, Making a difference, Making an Impact, Meaning, Mercy, Ministry, Opportunities, Passion, Purpose, Service, Serving, Special needs kids, Therapy | Leave a comment

Mercy, the Epitome of Grace!

Mercy was granted an opportunity to serve through Summits Therapy Animal Services tonight. She visited with special needs kids at a special therapy dog event at a local community center. There were other dogs there and there was even a … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Animal Assisted Therapy, Autism, Beauty, Believe, Career, Comfort, Compassion, Destiny, God's Glory, God's Kingdom, God's Love, Golden Retriever, Grace, Healing, Health, Inspirational, Love, Mercy, Ministry, Purpose, Serving, Solace, soothing, Special needs kids, Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More grace for the less experienced please

I so love Golden Retrievers in case it was not obviously already.¬†Even though I don’t show my dog, it is interesting to watch other Goldens in the ring. I subscribe to Golden Retriever News and I love the ads in … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, American Culture, Anti-Bullying, Approval, Art, Autism, Beauty, Bullying, Challenges, cliques, Common Purpose, Compassion, Cooperation, Golden Retriever, Golden Retrievers, Grace, Guidance, Healing, Humility, Identity, Inclusion, inner circle, Kindness, Life, Love, Mercy, Peace, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Relationships, Respect, Righteousness, Social Faux Passes, social skills, Support, Tenderness, Trust, Unity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What does Valor (Heroism) mean to you?

Last May, my husband and I sailed on the Carnival Valor for our 7th wedding anniversary. We even participsated in the Behind the Fun tour where we got to visit the engine control room and the bridge as well. During … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Accomplisments, Achievements, Advocacy, American Culture, Animal Assisted Therapy, Anti-Bullying, Approval, At risk youths, Autism, Believe, Bullying, Calling, Career, Carnival Valor, Celebrating, Change the World, Christianity, Comfort, Common Purpose, Compassion, Cooperation, Counseling, Cry for Help, Deny, Destiny, Division, Dogs, Dreams, Embrace, Enrichment, Extra Mile, Faith, Financial Difficulty, Friendship, Fulfillment, Giving, God, God's Glory, God's Kingdom, God's Will, Golden Retriever, Golden Retrievers, Hard Work, Healing, Health, Helping Hands, Hero, Heroism, Holy Spirit, Hope, Humility, Included, Inclusion, Injustice, Inspiration, Inspirational, Jesus Christ, K9 Dogs, Kindness, Life, Love, Low Income, Luis Carlos, Making a difference, Making an Impact, Meaning, Mental Illness, Mercy, Ministry, Obedience, Opportunities, Passion, Peace, Poverty, Purpose, Rejection, Relationships, Search and Rescue Dogs, Service Dogs, Serving, Society, Special needs kids, Support, Tears, Tenderness, Therapy, Thrive, Thriving, Togetherness, Trust, Tuesday, Unity, Valor, Value, Welcome, Wellbeing, Wellness, What matters most, Wholeness, Word of God, Worth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Never Give Up

Although my circumstances may be less than perfect, with my long commute, being away from home for 13 hours, having an autistic son, and money being tight, I am determined pursue what God has called me to do, seeing challenges … Continue reading

Posted in A Click Above, Acceptance, Accomplisments, Achievements, Advocacy, Animal Assisted Therapy, At risk youths, Autism, Bullying, Calling, Career, Challenges, Change the World, Christianity, Comfort, Common Purpose, Compassion, Cooperation, Delta Society Pet Partners, Destiny, Dogs, Enrichment, Faith, Fulfillment, Future, Giving, Goals, God, God's Glory, God's Kingdom, God's Will, Golden Retriever, Golden Retrievers, Guidance, Hard Work, Healing, Hero, Holy Spirit, Hope, Importance, Inspiration, Inspirational, Jesus Christ, Kindness, Liberty University, Life, Life Change, Love, Making a difference, Making an Impact, Meaning, Mental Illness, Mercy, Ministry, Needs, Opportunities, Passion, Pitt Bulls, Plans, Prison Ministries, Purpose, Righteousness, Rocket, Service, Serving, Support, Teaming up, Teamwork, Therapy, Thrive, Tia Torres, Unity, Wellbeing, Wellness, What matters most, Wholeness, Wisdom, Worth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment