Special Needs Interviews
Insight for Living’s Special Needs Ministries Director Colleen Swindoll Thompson interviews individuals and experts about seasons of great pain and struggle. Their real-life stories of God’s empowerment bring hope and insight to the hurting.
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Transforming Your Church One Family at a Time
Few people understand how to love without labels better than Barbara Newman. For more than 30 years, Barbara has provided education, inspiration, and transformation for churches and families typically disregarded by society. This interview is a must-see for every Christian organization and Christ follower.
Three Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me: A Dad’s Story
Bob West and his wife, Sue, had typical dreams of home and family. But those dreams took on a new direction after their oldest son, Kyle, was born two months premature, then diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and endured 11 major surgeries over 17 years. Now Bob is committed to putting the right disability resources into the hands of families facing similarly difficult circumstances.
God’s Providential Hand: From Deep, Dark Valleys to New Light and Life
In this powerful interview, Craig Johnson shares how he and his family forged their way through significant surprises—from the loss of his father and his family’s career adjustments, to the autism diagnosis of his son, Connor. Craig’s compassion for others and commitment to Jesus are magnetic, revealing that God’s surprises can powerfully change us and provide an abundance of joy and hope.
Weirdness Can Be Filled with Purpose
What if our weirdest, most annoying characteristics actually serve a purpose? Life Coach Laurie Wallin asks her clients that question as she helps them uncover their strengths and passions, let go of resentments, and live with joy. Raising a child with differences, Laurie is learning that God’s design for every life is different and that He offers significant strengths to be used in unique ways.
How God's Unexpected Plans for You Work for Good
Meaghan Wall had a wonderful life plan as a pre-med student until God led her in a very different direction. Now, as a sought-after speaker and teacher for disability ministry, Meaghan speaks to all who have chosen to trust Christ, to walk by faith and not sight. She seeks to provide a ministry of inclusion founded upon an intentional, theological understanding of God’s love for all people.