Joyce Rohe

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What The Doctors Didn't Mention

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose." - Romans 8:28 ...more
What a wonderful post! The blessings of a child (or w/ me 2) with autism far outweigh the ...more

The Neurologist's Waiting Room

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."  - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ...more

I'm Thankful for Autism. No really, I am.

“Every good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of change.”  - James 1:17  Once upon a time, not so very long ago, I hated autism.  I hated autism.  I wasn’t about to stick an “Autism Awareness” magnet on the back of my minivan, because as far as I was concerned, autism had ruined my once idyllic life....more

Autism Taught Me to Savor Today

"He satisfies the longing soul ... with good things." - Psalm 107:9 I love country music.  I love how each song tells a story, or expresses something common to the human experience.  One of my favorites is “You’re Gonna Miss This.”  It’s about savoring life and being satisfied in the present, rather than always striving for the next thing that we think will make us happier or more comfortable.  ...more
Such a beautiful perspective! And all very true! There will be a day when the house is empty and ...more

Autism Taught Me to Be Thankful

"I have trusted in your steadfast love, my heart rejoices in your salvation.  I will sing to the Lord, for he has dealt bountifully with me.  - Psalm 13:5-6 ...more

Experiencing the Goodness of Others

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”  - 1 Thessalonians 5:11I am overwhelmed.Today I logged on to my computer to find no less than ten emails from different people, many of whom I’ve never met, talking about how my blog has inspired and encouraged them.  Many have also sent me Facebook messages and reading them has been so incredibly refreshing to my soul.  The tears have been flowing! ...more

Autism Gave My Son a Special Calling

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for wholeness and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”    - Jeremiah 29:11 ...more

Uniquely Designed

" You formed my inward parts.  You knitted me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are all your works; my soul knows it very well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in my mother's womb.  Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written every one of the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them."- Psalm 139:13-16 ...more

Autism Taught Me to Cherish the Little Things

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God for you."  - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Most parents take it for granted that their child runs when chased – but that was not my reality until recently.  In fact, if I ran towards Luke chanting mischievously, “I’m going to get you!”  Luke would just stand there.  He greatly enjoyed it when I would lift him into the air and swing him around, but he was missing that a big part of the fun was in the chase. ...more