Amanda Gene Nelson is a freelance writer and blogger from Florida. In this deeply moving article, Amanda shares her personal testimony of faith, sight loss, cerebral palsy, and hope.
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I’m smiling today because my article, “How Writing Helped Me to Explore My Filipino-American Heritage,” was published in Captivating Magazine ! CAPTIVATING is a magazine that seeks to empower people with disabilities. The goal of the magazine is to show that people with disabilities, such as sight loss, can continue to live full and complete lives. I’m so happy to be included in this project.
In this article, I share about how writing my first chapbook helped to give me the confidence to write my first novel. The things that make us different are what can give us unique voices as writers. I hope you will check it out!
I have reblogged it here for your convenience but you will have to click the “read more tab,” to see the entire article. The article includes image descriptions. There is also an option to have the article read aloud to you by an electronic voice.
By: Rev. Rebecca L. Holland, B.S. English Ed. & M.Div.
I was in my junior year of college when I experienced an encounter with racism that will stick with me for the rest of my life. One of my classmates took my journal and read it without my permission. When I demanded that he return it to me, he responded, “I don’t see how you think you can be a writer when you don’t even speak English.”
“What do you mean?” I replied. “I’m an English major!”
“English isn’t your first language. Although I have to admit, you speak it surprisingly well for someone who’s not even an American.”
“I was born in Virginia! English is the only language I speak!”
“That doesn’t matter,” he said as he looked directly into my eyes. “It’s not your language. Your language is- what is it they…
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This post is part of the weekly series, "His Encouragement: Thursday Thoughts to Strengthen Your Soul." Scripture: Psalm 40:3 (NIV) He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him A Happy Memory When it was time for me to go away… Continue reading Devotion: The Stories that Shape Our Lives (His Encouragement #22)
My debut novel, Cinnamon Rolls & Running Shoes, features a diverse cast and is now available exclusively on Channillo! Dickens and Dumas were both published in serial form and now so am I !
It is always a tragedy when a sacred space is destroyed. This Holy Week, we remember Notre Dame, the people of Paris, St. Landry Parish, and all who mourn. Our hearts long for the resurrection of an Easter morning.
An intersectional approach means that we realize that every person is unique and that no two people are the same. As such, we recognize every single person will have a unique experience of life. As the United Methodist Church considers its future, in order to be truly inclusive, we must also consider the needs of women, people of color, and people with disabilities. I urge the UMC to take an intersectional approach to ministry.
Little dogs can teach us big lessons about faith and God's love!
I was never the woman who had her wedding planned since I was a little girl, but since I’m getting married in seven months, it’s been on my mind- but the most important question is, "How can I make my wedding accessible for everyone?"
The forgiveness that my mother showed to me mirrors the forgiveness that God, our heavenly parent, is willing to show toward each of us. The Pslamist tell us that we are blessed when our sin is forgiven. There is no need to carry our guilt and sin with us for years, the way I carried the guilt that I felt over my mother’s casserole dish.
Here are 7 relationship tips that are important for all couples, but especially for couples with disabilities or inter-abled couples. It’s no secret that dating is hard or that relationships can be both incredibly challenging and rewarding. This can be especially true if one or both members of the relationship has a disability. Trust me- I know