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.
Money makes life easier, but it is not the most important thing. When God looks down on humanity, does He see a group of children squabbling over a game of Monopoly?
In Near the Exit, Travels of the Not-So-Grim Reaper, Lori Erickson, travel writer and Episcopal deacon, takes readers on a spiritual journey to face death head on in order to learn about what makes us human.
I have a confession to make: I ate the rice krispie treats that were meant for the children. Sometimes sin is like a rice krispie- we know better- but we just can't resist. I'm grateful that God forgives us for any sin if we earnestly repent.
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)
In life, we will face things that are even more terrifying than spiders. God didn't promise that life would be easy- but God did promise to walk with us every step of the way! When life is scary, God is good!
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.