In order to celebrate the publication of my new book, The United Methodist Church & Disability, here are the top things I wish people understood about blindness/ low vision.
Dr. Frances Kelsey battled hierarchy, patriarchy, and the Establishment in an effort to prove that Thalidomide was dangerous. Frankie is her story.
My marathon training has taught me that the most important part of reaching any goal is taking it one step at a time. We just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Even if your mobility is limited, we can all take small but significant metaphorical steps to improving our own health. Remember- it’s not about winning. It’s how you run the race!
October is Mental Health Awareness Month and author Chris Morris's new book brings together a group of diverse voices in order to share their experiences with mental health and the church.
On October 13th, the Susquehanna Conference of the UMC celebrated our first Disability Awareness Sunday. Here are some ideas for how you can make your worship accessible throughout the entire year!
I am so happy to be able to announce that my new book The United Methodist Church and Disability: Essays and Practical Ideas for Churches, Clergy, and People with Disabilities is now available for pre-order! The Kindle Version will be released November 25th and the large print paperback version will be released on (or very close to) that date.
In this interview, professional author Erin M. Kelly speaks eloquently and candidly about her writing process, the quest for publication, and where she gets her inspiration. She also offers advice to other aspiring writers with disabilities.
I admire the woman in Luke 13:10-17 because I know from firsthand experience how embarrassing it can be to go into a public space when you look different from everybody else. Her faith is an inspiration to all of us.
Once described as "bad and dangerous to know," the larger than life figure of Lord Byron leaves an enduring legacy for disability history.
As the pastor of two small churches, I am always looking for litanies we can use on Sunday Mornings. Pratt's work is both poetic and powerful. Her book is a resource I will refer to repeatedly.