Lisa Simmons knows the difference between life’s candy shop and vitamin shop. Her second child Daniel was diagnosed with Autism when Autism was an obscure diagnosis . . .1 in 10,000 children, compared to 1 in fewer than 70 children today. The bitter diagnosis didn’t taste good, feel good, or make her happy; but in spite of the bitterness, God sustained her, empowered her, and changed her life.
Whether it’s the candy shop or the vitamin shop . . . we must choose to rest in God’s sovereignty to sustain us. He loves us and wants to nourish our souls.
Watch the Interview
- When did you notice there was something different about your son Daniel?
- Why did you blame yourself for Daniel’s problems?
- What did your husband think about your son’s delayed development?
- What do you say to mothers who battle “mommy guilt”?
- How did you handle challenges because of your son’s intelligence?
- How did you overcome the fear that you hadn’t done enough in ensuring Daniel learned new skills?
- Were you angry at God for all of the challenges you faced?
- What is H.O.P.E., and how do you apply it?
- What do you say to people who are struggling to care for someone with special needs?
- What is the meaning behind the title of your book I Would Have Said Yes: A Family’s Journey with Autism?
- Why is it an honor to struggle with a special needs child?
Let Me Hear from You
If God asked you to take on something life changing, could you? If He called you to live in a way you never expected, would you? Maybe you would have never chosen. Let us help you walk through the doors of truth, hope, and help that will sustain you over a lifetime.
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Lisa Simmons Resources
Insight for Living Resources
Special Needs Ministries
- Colleen’s Book: When Life Isn’t Fair: What They Didn’t Tell Us in Sunday School
- Interviews: Michele Cushatt, Greg Laurie, Emily Colson