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We envision a home where special needs adults are nurtured in mind, body, and spirit, and enabled to teach the typically developing community about what is eternally significant and beautiful.

Books by Dr. Ross Porter

Becoming A True Self: 40 Ways in 40 Days

These daily reflections by Dr. Ross Porter are designed to encourage you in spirit and stir you to action as you practice becoming a true self.

Building An Outstanding Family

In a time of crisis for the Family, this book is a welcome salve. Dr. Ross Porter explores the characteristics of families that work and those that don’t, and leavens his erudition with common sense and practical suggestions. This book is an important resource for families.

Exploring The Good Life: 40 Ways In 40 Days

Engaging reflections intended to inspire and encourage you to both think about and practice habits that lead to true happiness. Through real-life stories, Dr. Ross Porter shows the reader what forty different virtues look like in practice, and how each can make a positive difference in your life, and in the world. Use this book for daily meditations, for a retreat, or for family conversation around the dinner table.

Heroes You Should Know: 50 Stories of Goodness

Inspiring vignettes about ordinary men, women, and children from all around the world who have done extraordinary things with their lives. This inspirational book will help restore one’s faith in humanity, and encourage acts of goodness!

Hidden Graces

Ross and Jennifer Porter offer a personal and uplifting book of reflections on the lessons God has taught them through their very special boy John Michael, who has Down Syndrome. This book is not only applicable to parents, siblings, and friends of special needs people, it is a work that will inspire anyone interested in a deeper life of faith, hope and love.

Profiles in Goodness

Profiles in Goodness presents the inspirational stories of ordinary women, men, and children who have loved in extraordinary ways and changed the world in the process.  Be encouraged and stirred by these 50 stories of goodness.

The Coming Storm

Dr. Ross Porter’s The Coming Storm is a supernatural thriller where angels and demons battle for the heart and mind of a reluctant hero with extraordinary gifts, against the backdrop of the End of Days. Dr. Will Ivory is a psychologist and a seeker, with spiritual gifts he’s afraid to use because they connect him with a traumatic and mysterious past. But when he uncovers a global conspiracy to deliver the world into the hands of the Antichrist he must face his fears and embrace his call. He must join the eternal battle of Good versus Evil—or risk losing everything. 355 pages.

To Kindle a Fire

Dr. Ross Porter provides us with much that can help us resist the lure of the seven deadly sins. His book combines psychological savvy, theological wisdom, and plain practical wisdom.

“Believing in the power of Goodness, we teach, form, and encourage ordinary women, men, and children to be extraordinary, changing lives, strengthening families, and shaping culture with a particular commitment to the special needs community. “

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Sailing to Freedom

Sailing to Freedom

Robert Smalls was born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina.  And at age 12, his master hired him out to business associates in Charleston where Smalls worked in a hotel, and later as a lamplighter.  But his real love was the sea, so he found a way to work on the...

Not All Angels Wear Wings

Not All Angels Wear Wings

Alaska Airline flight attendant Shelia Fedrick didn’t board the plane that fateful day in 2011 thinking she’d become a hero. But soon after the flight from Seattle to San Francisco took off, Fedrick noticed the young girl with dishevelled clothing and greasy-blonde...

Camping at Manzanar

Camping at Manzanar

In the months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt authorized the involuntary internment of more than 110,000 men, women and children of Japanese heritage.  Most Americans considered this a necessary measure to protect the United Sates...

D Day and Us

D Day and Us

74 years ago today, more than 160,000 Allied soldiers stormed 50 miles of Normandy coastline, to strike a decisive blow for freedom.  60% of those men were killed or injured before they even reached the shore, and 10,000 would not live to see nightfall on June...

Heroes You Should Know: Stetson Kennedy

Heroes You Should Know: Stetson Kennedy

Stetson Kennedy was a man of the South---a white man, from a well-to-do family, and a descendant of plantation-owning signers of the Declaration of Independence and Confederate officers.  He could have easily hid snuggly in his comfort zone, and avoided the pressing...

Heroes You Should Know: Robin Emmons

Heroes You Should Know: Robin Emmons

The call can come from anywhere at any time---to leave what you know for something…more.  You don’t have to go looking for the call, you just have to be listening.In 2008, 39 year-old Robin Emmons made the decision to leave her job of twenty years in the financial...