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.
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
Why one visually impaired, brown, clergywoman is staying- and why you should as well. Sometimes, it takes low vision to help the church have new vision.
After my mission trip, I was inspired by the words of Christ. I still did not know why I was born with the congenital cataracts that caused my disability, but I decided that it wasn't the why that mattered. It was what I did with my life.
What is “His Encouragement?” Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week. By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group of blogging friends in order to… Continue reading How Do We Change the World? One Small Act of Kindness at a Time (His Encouragement #9)
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
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
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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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
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.