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.
This post is part of the weekly series, "His Encouragement: Thursday Thoughts to Strengthen Your Soul." Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever -Psalm 106.1 Sometimes it is tempting to complain... This Saturday, Jeff and I will be taking a road trip to Ohio in order to attend a… Continue reading Road Trip: Are we there yet? Even when we complain, God is good! (His Encouragement #29)
Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a time to weep and a time to mourn. Because of the love of Christ, there is also a time to hope. RIP, Dad. You will be missed.
"My White Cane Is a Magic Wand," was the very first poem I ever had published in a literary magazine. It explores the theme of sight loss and life with a disability. It originally appeared in The Drabble in February of 2018.
Speaking Out: Gifts of Ministering Undeterred by Disabilities is a book that is full of both heartbreak and hope. This book is compilation of personal testimonies from people serving in ministry, all of whom are living with some type of disability.