E: 63 Living with Autism with Lori Sealy

Living with Autism with Lori Sealy

How do you live with autism–both personally and as a parent? Today, Lori Sealy shares her story of hope and God’s grace in the midst of living with autism.

Discussion Questions:

  • Recount some of the “A’s” Lori mentions as part of her story.
  • How does Lori say autism is largely misunderstood?
  • How is autism like a frayed speaker wire?
  • How would you respond to that neurological noise Lori describes?
  • Who do you know that might be somewhere on the autism spectrum? How could you take a step toward him or her with “intentional compassion”?
  • What can your church do to show “intentional compassion”?

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About the Speaker:

Lori Sealy

Lori is daily amazed at the mercies of God in her life and by the hand of Providence that has carved her every step. Nearly aborted, graciously adopted, and later abandoned, Lori has traveled the road of atheism and lived a life of autism. Along the way she has wrestled deeply with doubt, and through that wrestling has learned to rest in the precious promises of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through all the ups and downs of her journey – the “many dangers, toils, and snares” – she has found Christ faithful, even when she’s been faithless and has seen the sovereign mercy of her God form hope out of hopelessness and grant light even in the deepest darkness. As a singer/songwriter, worship leader, and women’s speaker you’ll find the silver thread of that hope and light weaving its way throughout all of her music and in all of her message.

Lori is the wife of PCA Church Planter Phillip Sealy and the mom of Joshua (16) and Elizabeth (14). The Sealys have recently moved to Ocean Springs, Mississippi to plant a new church for Grace Presbytery.

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