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Ask Win: My Interview On this Amazing Podcast #DisabilityAwareness

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

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Ministry, Women in Ministry

Book Review: Hermanas- Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence

Title: Hermanas: Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence Authors: Natalia Kohn, Noemi Vega Quiñones, Kristy Garza Robinson Length: 208 pages Publisher: InterVarsity Press Publication Date: January 15, 2019 I really and truly loved Hermanas: Deepening Our Identity and Growing our Influence. The word "hermana," is Spanish for "sister," and I wish that it were possible to reach… Continue reading Book Review: Hermanas- Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence

Cover of Quiet Insurrections by Daniel Klawitter
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Poetry Review: “Quiet Insurrections” by Daniel Klawitter

Title: Quiet Insurrections  Author:Daniel Klawitter Genre: Poetry Publisher: Kelsay Books Length: 58 Pages Available in paperback from Amazon.com  Friends, Let me just say it: Klawitter is good. I mean- he's really good.  I read a lot of poetry. I love poetry in all of it's forms. I love experimental poetry and modern poetry. I love spoken word poetry and… Continue reading Poetry Review: “Quiet Insurrections” by Daniel Klawitter

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POETRY #REVIEW of Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse by Rebecca Holland #poetry #empowerment #faith

I just want to sincerely thank Allie from AllieReads.com for this kind review of my chapbook, Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. It means a great deal to me. Thank you so much, Allie!

All money earned from Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse will be donated to Christ Community United Methodist Church. Now available in paperback, on Kindle, and for free on Kindle Unlimited! 


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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Wordless Wednesday: Zeus the Cat

Hooray! It's time for, "Wordless Wednesday!" For this meme, the blogger simply shares an image without any words; however, because I believe in accessibility, I will provide a caption. That way my friends with low vision will be able to participate as well! Image: A black and white photo of my cat, Zeus. His name… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Zeus the Cat

Tinkerbell is a white chihuahua. She sits on sparkly Christmas garland.
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Wordless Wednesday: Tinkerbell Says, “Merry Christmas!”

I thought that I would try a new meme: Wordless Wednesday! It's still Christmas at the parsonage. There are 12 Days of Christmas, starting on December 25th and ending with the Feast of Epiphany. Image: Tinkerbell is an elderly chihuahua with large black eyes. Her black and white fur is speckled with grey. She sits… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Tinkerbell Says, “Merry Christmas!”

Books, Ministry

First Line Fridays #5: The Redemption of Scrooge

Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays is a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line!   https://youtu.be/Tzy_lrIVABE   Title: The Redemption of Scrooge  Authors: Matt Rawle Publisher:  Abingdon Press Genre: Christian nonfiction/ Small Group Study/ Devotional/ Advent Study "What comes to… Continue reading First Line Fridays #5: The Redemption of Scrooge

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Wordless Wednesday: Our Christmas Tree

I thought that I would try a new meme: Wordless Wednesday! For this meme, the blogger simply shares an image without any words; however, because I believe in accessibility, I will provide a caption. That way my friends with low vision will be able to participate as well! Image: Image depicts our Christmas tree and… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Our Christmas Tree

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16 Easy Ways the Church Can Be More Accessible to People With Disabilities

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

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First Line Friday #4: “Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas” by Jorge Avecedo

Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line! https://youtu.be/T3wFS4cJkLw Title: Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas Authors: Jorge Avecdeo, Jacob Armstrong, Rachel Billups, Justin LaRosa & Lanecia Rouse Publisher: Abingdon Press Genre: Christian… Continue reading First Line Friday #4: “Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas” by Jorge Avecedo