Author: Amy Julia Becker

January 2015

The Gift of Reading

  Reading has been a gift to our family. It’s a gift when the kids read on their own! But also when we get to snuggle up together and enjoy a story that takes us to unusual times or places and yet still connects to who we are as humans right here and now. Every month, we offer some of… Read more →

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In a National Moment of Fear, Persevere in Love

“Trust your love instead of your fear.” I wrote those lofty words back in November, on the heels of President Trump’s election. Now, a few short days after President Trump took office, I’ve been asked whether I stand by the sentiment. Shouldn’t I be afraid for my daughter, who has an intellectual disability? Shouldn’t I be afraid for my friends… Read more →

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Advent Reflections: How Love Transforms Us

  Love. Peace. Hope. Joy. We will see these words a lot in the next four weeks—in scrawling fonts, in red green, silver, and gold, adorning Christmas cards and advertisements and invitations. Because they are commonplace, and because they are tossed into the mix of beaming family photos and lists of items we want at the mall and parties with… Read more →