Family Camp for Special Needs

Family Camp for Special Needs

Once again the Diakonia Retreat Center in South Carolina will ring with the laughter of children and their families as the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta Philoptochos offers a Special Needs Family Camp focusing on Autism. The words from the Gospel of John; Christ the Good Shepherd loves and takes...

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Finding Blessings Outside of Normal

Finding Blessings Outside of Normal

    A year ago we “lost” our second baby – in the womb. “She” (we believe the baby was a girl) was with me physically for 2 ½ months. I didn’t fully appreciate the miracle she was then, and it is only now that she is somewhere else that...

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Yes Melanie, There Is a Santa Claus

Yes Melanie, There Is a Santa Claus

  As a child I remember him – the warm, benevolent visitor who magically ate our Christmas cookies and left behind a slew of beautiful presents for my brothers and me. But more so, I remember him as a god-like figure. He was all-good, all-knowing, all-loving and I just imagined...

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The Lord of the Dance

The Lord of the Dance

  When my son Michael – who has special needs – is excited, or when he is trying to get a burp to come out, he does a little dance.  It’s not the kind of bouncing up and down dance that little toddlers do when they try to keep time...

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