No one laments louder or longer than my cat when he is hungry! During the season of Lent, we make time for lament. In our culture, we have grown uncomfortable with the signs of intense morning. But in Biblical times, especially during the time of the Old Testament, it was common for people to loudly lament their grief for the Lord to hear.
Have you or a family member ever known the joy of a holding a newborn baby in your arms? Babies change our lives. One of my friends can vividly remember the day her son was born. “It was a long and painful process,” she said. “I had labor pains for three long, grueling days and the contractions were so brutal that I thought that I was going to die. I had never known such pain in all my life. But then, when they laid that my new son in my arms, my entire life changed. Up until that point, I had loved my son and anxiously awaited his arrival. But that moment, when I held him, I knew what true love was. Becoming a parent changes your life forever, and it has never been the same.”
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God made a cattle trough into a cradle for the Messiah who would feed the whole world. Only Jesus can satisfy our hunger. Only he can fill our insatiable longing. I think it is truly wonderful that, besides Joseph and Mary, the first people to see the baby Jesus who were working in the fields. Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and we are all sheep. We are all special to Christ, and we all need the Good Shepherd to guide us home. Jesus is the greatest gift of all. Happy Birthday Jesus!
I'm so happy to have the opportunity to share my work as a staff writer for CAPTIVATING! Magazine. CAPTIVATING! is a magazine that empowers people with disabilities. At CAPTIVATING! the power and possibilities of inclusion are limitless.
Waiting is hard. My cat and I are both impatient. This caused a near Christmas cookie disaster. As hard as it is to wait for cookies, waiting for the return of Christ can be even harder, but we must never give up hope.
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!
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.
Even if you only have a little bit of faith, God can still work miracles with it. When our church family stepped out in faith, we witnessed a small but powerful Christmas miracle of our own.