CAPTIVATING! Magazine has asked me to manage a global social media campaign as we search for cover models with disabilities. I am learning lots of exciting lessons that I can apply to my work in the local church.
My goal is to see as much of the world as possible before my sight grows completely dim. I am grateful for every day of vision, but even if I lose my sight entirely, I will continue to travel and explore the world in other ways. I know that people who are blind can love travel just as much as sighted people! I do not need to fear the loss of my vision because, "We walk by faith and not by sight."
In a world full of "No," I want to thank CAPTIVATING! for saying a BIG YES to my writing! CAPTIVATING! is a magazine empowering people with disabilities. They stare at us because we are CAPTIVATING!
I'm so excited - I had TWO articles published in CAPTIVATING! Magazine! As a preacher, one of the things that I am most passionate about is making the church fully inclusive for people with disabilities. I also love to write. I view writing as a natural outgrowth of my call to preach. I love it… Continue reading Two of My Articles Were Published in CAPTIVATING! A Magazine Empowering People with Disabilities
"I, Win," by Win Kelly Charles is an incredible book by an incredible young woman who is working to redefine the way the world views people with disabilities.
Today (12 January 2019), I had the opportunity to be interviewed by the amazing Win Kelly Charles on her podcast, "Ask Win." Win Kelly Charles is a bestselling author, fashionista, and journalist. I was very honored that Win contacted me and asked if I would like to be interviewed on her show regarding my recent… Continue reading Ask Win: My Interview On this Amazing Podcast #DisabilityAwareness
If you’ve known me for long enough then you know that I absolutely adore reading poetry. It is one of my favourite genres to write and to read, I adore how it makes you feel and how powerful those words on a page can actually be.
Rebecca Holland’s Through My Good Eye is just that – it grabs you and forces you into its orbit. Although quite a short collection, the poems that are within the small chapbook are wonderful. Holland writes with more of a traditional poetic melody that reminds me of poets such as Emily Dickenson and Wilfred Owen. Holland’s writing is quite intricate in nature but is done so in a way that the reader can easily feel and understand the purpose of each poem, the emotional nature of it and that is where Holland’s real talent lay. Before I go any further, I’ll provide you with the synopsis available…
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What is “His Encouragement?” Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week. By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. This is especially true during advent. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group… Continue reading Who Tells Our Story? Ableism, Vision Loss, & John’s Message of Hope (His Encouragement #6)
Dear Friends, It's that time of year again! Easter will soon be upon us and that means that many of our churches will (hopefully) be having many visitors! No matter what time of year it is, it is my hope that we will do our best to make our worship services and church buildings as… Continue reading 16 Easy Ways the Church Can Be More Accessible to People With Disabilities
I would like to thank Sara @The Bibliophagist for this tag. Sara has been reading and reviewing young adult, new adult, and romance since 2013. In her post, "25 Bookish Facts About Me," she challenged anyone who loved to read to share 25 book and reading related facts about themselves. Books are passion of mine… Continue reading Tag: 25 Bookish Facts About Me