Open the Door to Others

Gina Butz courage, relationships 0 Comments

  “To open yourself to another person, to stop lying about your loneliness and your fears, to be honest about your affections, and to tell others how much they mean to you-this openness is the triumph of the child of God over the Pharisee and a sign of the dynamic presence of the Spirit.” (Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child). We lie …

When You Love Someone With Special Needs

Gina Butz parenting, personal, relationships 4 Comments

One of the things that brings me the greatest joy is to hear my children talking to my sister. When they talk with her, they sweetly ask questions and patiently listen to her stories. They treat her with compassion. They make her feel loved. It’s like a balm to my soul. Why? Because my sister is mentally challenged. What it’s …