An Interview with Diane Kim, part 2
Guest: Diane Kim
Diane is a Christian wife, special-needs parent, and disability ministry consultant, author and speaker. Her passion is to encourage and comfort others with the comfort received from Christ, and to speak up for those who cannot… Not everyone is affected by disability. But whether by a diagnosis, disillusionment, death—or the death of a dream—everyone gets “crippled” by something. No one is exempt from the jagged edges of a broken planet. All believers struggle to reconcile faith with disappointment, grief and loss—unexpected, yet powerful tools for discipleship and spiritual transformation. The greatest gifts can come wrapped in hardship. Brokenness may steal, kill, and destroy indiscriminately. But Jesus is an equal opportunity healer and Redeemer.
Author of Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent (Worthy Publishing, April 2018), Diane’s passion is encouraging struggling believers with the timeless relevance of Scripture, applied to the gritty realities of life. In 2004, her first son was diagnosed with autism at 18 months and multiple other diagnoses, which triggered profound personal, professional and spiritual crises.
With the comfort received from Christ (2 Cor. 1:4), Diane has served as a disability ministry consultant to equip local churches into becoming inclusive faith communities. Since 2009, she’s been honored to partner with Joni and Friends as a national speaker and ministry ambassador:
Diane is a gifted speaker and writer. Her gift? She’s authentic. Diane shares a raw response to the pain she’s experienced. Her reflections are mixed with humor and sobriety, and she helps readers laugh at their own circumstances. She points you to the Word of God in hopes that you will experience heaven-sent comfort and compassion. She will help you grasp how God understands your pain and suffers with you. She reassures you of God’s goodness, reminding you that it’s okay to grieve, weep, doubt… and ask the hardest of questions.”
~ Joni Eareckson Tada, CEO Joni and Friends, International Disability Advocate, Speaker and Author
Diane’s work has been featured in Christianity Today, Bible Gateway, LifeWay, Moody Radio, Parent Cue, Parenting Magazine, and Jen Hatmaker’s For The Love Podcast.
Whether by a diagnosis, disillusionment, a death—or the death of a dream—everyone gets “crippled” by something. Everyone struggles to reconcile faith with disappointment, because no one is exempt from the jagged edges of a broken planet. Adversity offers unexpected opportunities for spiritual growth and transformation. Sin and brokenness may steal, kill, and destroy indiscriminately. But Jesus is an equal opportunity healer and Redeemer.
Diane and her husband, Eddie, have served over twenty-five years in bi-vocational ministry. They live and serve in the heart of Silicon Valley with their two sons. Subscribe and connect with her on Facebook, where she shares on being . . . Wrecked, Redeemed and Repurposed.
Soul Recovery When Faith is Shattered, Part 1
An Interview with Diane Kim
Any woman expecting a child will tell you their greatest hope is to have a healthy child. Diane Dokko Kim was no different; she prayed and prepared for the baby God was knitting together in her womb. When Diane delivered Jeremy, he appeared healthy and their home was filled with joy. As the months unfolded, […]