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
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
Title: Grief Day by Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living with Loss Author: Jan Warner Length: 272 Pages Publisher: Althea Press Available from Amazon and free on Kindle Unlimited! Reading Grief Day by Day gave me a great deal of comfort. The daily quotes that Warner selected were beautiful and deeply moving.… Continue reading Book Review: Grief Day By Day by Jan Warner
I was honored to be part of this project that works to promote respect and understanding between all people. Although I do not speak for the United Methodist Church (only the approved media person can do that) I was still excited to share my understanding of the Christian faith with others. Please take a moment to read this interview I did regarding the Christian faith.
While statistics show that the percentage of female clergy is on the rise in the United States, female senior or solo pastors still remain in the distinct minority. The number of female pastors with a disability or from diverse backgrounds is even smaller.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5, NIV).” Dear Reader, I have always admired people who God has blessed with the gift of a green thumb. My grandmother always kept a… Continue reading Devotion: Bloom Where You Are Planted
Dear Reader, John Wesley (one my personal heroes and co-founder of Methodism) encouraged “plain speaking for plain people,” he also advocated excellence in preaching. When preparing a sermon, I always ask myself the following questions: 1.) You are the resident theologian: Even if you have never attended seminary, there is a good chance that you… Continue reading Tips for Sermon Writing
Dear Reader, My mind is racing as I try to gather my thoughts. I’m working hard to get everything in order so that I will be ready for the Order of St. Luke retreat this coming week. The retreat takes place at a beautiful monastery with a lovely prayer garden. It’s the perfect place… Continue reading Order of St. Luke Retreat
Hello, Blog-o-sphere! I must admit, I’m really not used to the idea of keeping a blog; however, I very much want to write a book. I’m so close to being done with my very first manuscript I can almost taste it. I’m super excited about it! So, what does that have to do with keeping… Continue reading My First Blog Post 🙂
Rev. Rebecca L. Torres-Holland, M.Div. Rebecca is an aspiring author and a United Methodist pastor. Rebecca is particularly passionate about spreading the love of God to those who have been traditionally marginalized by the church. She hopes to write books that will help to empower women in ministry as well as people with disabilities… Continue reading About Rev. Rebecca