Sun-Beams: December 16, 2012

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week.

Adrenaline addict born with cerebral palsy – No limits.

Cerebral palsy athlete completes ultramarathon – That’s almost 47 miles, people!

Victory Over Cerebral Palsy Results in Gift of Love for 2 New Lenox Sisters – Those folks who say kids are better off without their sibling with a disability? Wrong.

NIH announces registry for individuals with Down syndrome – Hmmm…What could go wrong?

Thinking the Unthinkable…”it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness.” – A MUST READ blog post by the mother of a child with mental illness.

My Thoughts on Newtown: Control, Stigma, Evil and Love – In case you missed it yesterday

And a Christmas carol for you this week. I’m not usually a fan of “newfangled” :) updates of old hymns (and we’re still in Advent, after all…), but this one is beautiful, and just felt appropriate this weekend.

Photo of the Week:

"Keeping Them Close" (posted

“Keeping Them Close” (taken on Friday night)