Monday, May 25, 2009

Understanding Our Little Girl

Last year, after a long two and a half year journey, we finalized the adoption of our granddaughter. She is such a loving and verbal child, yet we have been puzzled by some of her behaviors. Without disclosing too much personal info, lets just say the professionals can't agree on what to attribute her oddities to.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the one thing that finally began to make sense to us. Boys are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders 4 to 1 over girls and the question is: "Are girls less predisposed to Autism or do they just present differently?". There is a lot of new information being published about the under diagnosis and miss-diagnosis of girls with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

This book has opened our eyes to her world in a new way...
Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders by Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D. & Danielle Wendel.

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

I took our little one to a local Earth Day event on Saturday... lots of solar power venders, the Sierra Club, drought resistant landscaping, and a few zero population advocates. Other than a generic ecumenical invocation at the opening of the event, the voice of the "church" was totally missing. Why has the care of God's Creation slipped from the hands of those who call on his name? Have we forgotten the Creator's early mandate?

"And Jehovah God taketh the man, and causeth him to rest in the garden of Eden, to serve it, and to keep it."
Genesis 2:15 (Young's Literal Translation)

Here are some faith based environmental groups:

Earth Ministry
Evangelical Environmental Network
Restoring Eden
Web of Creation

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter Earthlings

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? (Psalm 8:3-4)

It is beyond my comprehension how the inhabitants of this tiny ball of dust spinning on the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy can be the recipient of the Creator's affection.

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Camo Easter Eggs

I saw these camo Easter eggs at WalMart today... my first thought was wow, nothing says 'Jesus has risen' like camouflage Easter eggs. It is so incongruous to be celebrating the resurrection of our savior, the Prince of Peace with camo Easter eggs!

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
(Ephesians 2:17)

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)