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Day 31: #31 Days—Trick or Treat?

Day 31: #31 Days—Trick or Treat?

It is hard to believe this is the last day of my Write 31 Days series on Dyslexia Awareness. I was nervous to take this on, as I stated in yesterday’s post, but God has given me so much grace to endure. To endure during these 31 days of writing. But also to endure in this journey I am on with my daughter. “… for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and…

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Day 30: #31 Days—Scripture Sunday

Day 30: #31 Days—Scripture Sunday

“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9) When I first started seeing promotion for this Write 31 Days challenge, I was not sure what my topic would be. I was not even sure I had any business writing for a month straight, because my own personal and mental health was a bit weak. I have been battling chronic illness for about…

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Day 29: #31 Days—Saturday’s Saint

Day 29: #31 Days—Saturday’s Saint

The last saint in my mini “Saturday’s Saint” series within this 31-day writing series is St. Bernadette Soubirous. She is a most beloved saint in the Catholic Church, because the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her and asked her to build a grotto for healing in her honor. St. Bernadette was born in Lourdes, France on January 7, 1844. She was the oldest of nine children, but some of her siblings died at a young age, and even Bernadette became sick as…

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Day 28: #31 Days—Quotable Friday

Day 28: #31 Days—Quotable Friday

It is hard to believe it is the last Friday of October! This month has gone by so quickly! When I was writing my post on Dyslexia being a Family Lesson in Love, I ran across a quote about being compassionate that I thought would be perfect for today’s Quotable Friday. It applies beautifully to this topic of Dyslexia awareness, but it also has a much bigger meaning. Our world could use more kindness, patience, and gentleness in it these days,…

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Day 27: #31 Days—Finding Hope in Dyslexia (with Bible verses)

Day 27: #31 Days—Finding Hope in Dyslexia (with Bible verses)

When my daughter was first struggling with reading and school work, I didn’t know what to think or do. I felt rather helpless that I couldn’t help her understand that cat rhymed with bat. The whirlwind of having six children, eight years apart, is that I didn’t act too quickly to help her. Every child needs some sort of attention all of the time, and this can leave moms and dads feeling overwhelmed, especially when something like a diagnosis of…

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Day 26: #31 Days—More Book Suggestions

Day 26: #31 Days—More Book Suggestions

There are many books available to help parents and educators understand the ins and outs of Dyslexia. I listed two favorites in my last post on book suggestions. There are also many books available for kids that include a main character with Dyslexia. There are even books printed with a font specifically designed for to help people with Dyslexia read more easily. High Noon Books is a publishing company that helps struggling readers succeed. They offer phonics-based chapter books and non-fiction works. Their…

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Day 25: #31 Days—Dyslexia is a Family Lesson in Love

Day 25: #31 Days—Dyslexia is a Family Lesson in Love

If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. (1 Corinthians 12:26) My daughter tends to go with the flow. She cheers on her sister at volleyball games, plays cars with her little brother, and helps out in the kitchen. She is pretty low key, not demanding a lot of extra attention. She does receive extra time and attention because of her Dyslexia, though—tutoring twice per week, help with homework, comforting when her…

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Day 24: #31 Days—Accommodations in School

Day 24: #31 Days—Accommodations in School

When a child has Dyslexia, families find themselves immersed in a world filled with so much newness. Receiving a diagnosis, understanding what Dyslexia really is (and is not), finding a tutor, and comforting the roller coaster of emotions that the child might be experiencing can be quite a lot. It is overwhelming to figure it all out. Then, there are the accommodations necessary within the school. You see, what works for 80 percent of students does not work for the 20…

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Day 23: #31 Days—Scripture Sunday

Day 23: #31 Days—Scripture Sunday

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2) Today’s Scripture quote can take on many personal meanings within the theme of Dyslexia awareness. I like to think that these amazing kids who don’t quite fit the mold can transform the world with their amazing minds! To think that Dyslexia just might be God’s way of…

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Day 22: #31 Days: Saturday’s Saint

Day 22: #31 Days: Saturday’s Saint

Today’s saint is St. John Vianney, one of the greatest parish priests in the history of the Catholic Church. Many might be surprised that he struggled in school, because he is such a beloved priest and saint in our church. But he did, and his story of perseverance is inspiring. Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney was born and baptized on May 8, 1786 in France. He was raised in a Catholic home, and his family was often found helping the poor. During the French Revolution,…

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