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It’s Been A Blessing

November 12, 2016

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It is with a heavy heart that I’m sharing with you my tenure as the Director of the Special Friends Ministry is coming to an end.  For the last 5-years e years I’ve had the privilege so serve alongside many wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ just like you who have shared a passion for […]

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Our One Word for 2016

December 3, 2015

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Every year our Special Friends ministry chooses One Word. One word that we can focus on every week, all year long.  One word that sums up what’s important to us and how we want to invest in others. It will take intentionality and commitment, but if we let it, our one word will shape not only our year, […]

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One Easy And Fun Way To Make A Difference

October 20, 2014

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Families should not have to meet the challenges of raising a child with a disability without the love, care, and support of their local church. At First Baptist Orlando, volunteers serve one Saturday a month in our Buddy Break ministry as a way to ensure that special needs families in our community feel welcomed and supported […]

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Friendship As A Gift

July 24, 2014

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Saying No

June 23, 2014

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The most important word my dog knows is, “No”. “No”, has kept her out of trouble many times (when she listens)!  Whether it’s been used to stop her from chasing after another dog who might not be as friendly as she is, to keep her from pooping in our neighbor’s yard, or jaunting out into […]

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Five Ingredients You Need For A Great Support Team

April 24, 2014

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Don Bennett was on top of the world. He was wealthy; he owned a ranch, an eight-bedroom waterfront home on Mercer Island, and a ski chalet.  Life was good. And then everything changed. A boating accident resulted in Don losing his right leg.  To make matters worse, during his lengthy hospital stay, his business fell […]

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One Small Step

February 19, 2013

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Finding more people to serve in a special needs ministry is an on-going endeavor. If you serve in special needs ministry and you’re reading this I’m sure your response to my very enlightening opening statement is: “duh!” I wanted to share a new idea that I’m implementing in order to create opportunities for more people […]

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Let All The Children…

December 17, 2012

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One Small Word Makes A Big Difference

October 4, 2012

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You tell your nine year old to eat all his alphabet soup. He leaves the table and you notice he failed to eat seven letter-shaped noodles. Do you call him back to the table to finish, saying, “I thought I told you to eat ALL of your noodles!” You tell your fourteen year old, “Pick […]

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Left On The Side Of The Road

September 18, 2012

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Have you ever been left on the side of the road?  Your car had a flat tire or perhaps you ran out of gas or experienced some type of engine trouble.  So there you sit.  On the side of the road, watching as car after car speeds right on by you.  You’re hoping that someone […]

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