When NO Means YES

I keep hearing Tom Petty’s “Free-fallin’” —   It’s about a sweet girl who “loves Jesus and America too”… but this guy, clearly a former boyfriend, breaks up with her despite her goodness – and doesn’t even miss her…   He’s freeeeeeee, free-fallin’….   I’m kinda the good girl. I love Jesus. I love what…

My Autistic Son Raised Me

I remember it very well. I fretted aloud that my second-born son must be deaf and/or mute. At 18 months, he had no words, minimal mutual correspondence, and displayed eccentric behaviors. My mother-in-law turned to me and quietly said, “I’ve been wanting to say something. Perhaps you should get him tested.” My heart jumped into…