Restoration and Demo – Rebuilding with the Lord

I heard something enlightening today from K-LOVE radio. Philippians 1:6 says 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. The host compared Life to Demo day in a remodel. Demo is the beginning and tearing everything out isContinue reading “Restoration and Demo – Rebuilding with the Lord”

The “Shutdown”

One of the most difficult things for McKenna and I to deal with regarding my Asperger’s is the act of “shutting down”. All people have some kind of coping mechanism for stress, whether it’s turning to a material distraction, engaging in some sort of risky behavior, or seeking isolation. Most coping mechanisms aren’t necessarily negativeContinue reading “The “Shutdown””

“I won’t just outgrow this!”

Something that seems to be an unfortunately-common expression towards an Aspie or anyone else on the Spectrum regarding their traits or quirks is, “You’ll/he’ll/she’ll outgrow this”, “Why are you so weird? Normal people don’t do that”, etc. It is a shame that most people assume that someone on the Spectrum like me will eventually stopContinue reading ““I won’t just outgrow this!””

My Husband has Autism and That’s O.K.

If you mention Autism I think almost everyone can think of someone they know on the Spectrum. Right off the bat, anyone can think of some negative stigmas, stereotypes or aspects of being Autistic, but today I am going to talk about how all of that is absolutely okay and maybe even positive in someContinue reading “My Husband has Autism and That’s O.K.”

A Letter to my Younger Self with ASD

Everyone has things that they wish they had done differently, or could go back and change it if it were possible. What would you tell your younger self? What is there that no one told you about adulthood that you wish you knew? There is plenty about adulthood that I wish I knew more about.Continue reading “A Letter to my Younger Self with ASD”

Captains log 2-19 (Life Update)

It’s Monday. The bitter cold has no end in sight. Single to negative digits are in the foreseeable forecast and there is no warmth in sight. Snow continues to pile outside. Cabin fever is setting in. Daylight seems to be lasting longer, giving me hope for springs arrival soon. We made it through tax seasonContinue reading “Captains log 2-19 (Life Update)”

Interest, not obsession

One thing that is common all over the Spectrum is having a very highly-specialized interest in one or two subjects. For me, that highly-specialized interest is ancient and Medieval weapons. Ever since I was younger, I’ve been fascinated with lightsabers, swords, bows and arrows, what have you, and that interest gradually led me to collectingContinue reading “Interest, not obsession”