A Brief Summary of the 2022 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church with Suggestions for Accessibility The Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference (NEJ) of the United Methodist Church was held on November 2-4, 2022 in College Park, Maryland. The theme was “One in Ministry to All the World." Approximately 150 delegates, including both laity and… Continue reading A Brief Summary of the 2022 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the UMC with Suggestions for Accessibility
Prayers You Can Use for Disability Awareness Sunday! (Inspired by the Lectionary!)
The Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church is celebrating Disability Awareness Sunday on October 9, 2022. Here are some prayers that I wrote for anyone who would like to celebrate a Disability Awareness Sunday in their own worship setting! Image shows an inclusive group in silhouette Introduction: What is Disability Awareness Sunday and Why… Continue reading Prayers You Can Use for Disability Awareness Sunday! (Inspired by the Lectionary!)
Memoirs of a Karate Fighter is a memoir that packs a powerful punch! (Book Review and Blog Tour)
This hard hitting memoir tackles issues such as mental illness, racism, and the strength of the human spirit. Synopsis: Memoirs of a Karate Fighter Novelist and former karate champion Ralph Robb recounts his experiences at one of Europe’s toughest dojos and provides an insight into the philosophy and training methods of a club which produced… Continue reading Memoirs of a Karate Fighter is a memoir that packs a powerful punch! (Book Review and Blog Tour)
Ankylosing Spondy What? An Invisible Disease (Aerilyn Medina: Disability Awarness Interview)
I am really excited about my self-made business OARCID Services which stands for Organizing Accessible Resources & Connections on Inclusion & Disability. I really enjoy spreading awareness and advocating about disabilities. I want people to know that they are not alone in their journey, and that people are fighting for accessibility and rights. I hope that I can reach my overall goal of having a community centre where I can employ people with disabilities and really reach others. But for now small baby steps in helping businesses/organizations become more accessible and inclusive.
Jessica Karim: Vlogging to Change the World (Disability Awareness Interview)
Jessica says, "I make YouTube videos. I saw a severe lack of blind college students when I was about to start college, so I decided to make my channel so that I could share my voice and story. Just sitting in front of a camera, and talking about issues that I’m really passionate about is really cathartic for me. It is just really nice to have my own little space on the internet."
32 Reasons to Be Thankful (His Encouragement)
Scripture: So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6-7) A Very Happy Birthday The current year has been a strange one, and yesterday brought us to the… Continue reading 32 Reasons to Be Thankful (His Encouragement)
Prostate Cancer Strikes: Navigating the Storm by Gogs Gagnon (Book Review)
Prostate Cancer Strikes by Gogs Gagnon is a thoughtful and humorous memoir with the goal of helping others with cancer.
Book Review: Erin Kelly’s Powerful New Autobiography Raises Disability Awareness
With each essay that Erin writes, she is helping to prove to the world that people with disabilities are capable of doing anything anyone else can do-- we just do it a little differently. Erin's skillful writing is a powerful tool in the fight against ableism. Great writing changes you, and entering into Erin's world will change your perspective on life, love, and perseverance.
Book Review: Bald is Beautiful helps children cope with cancer
Book Details for Bald is Beautiful Title: Bald is Beautiful: A Letter from a Fabulous Girl Author: Carola Schmidt Illustrator: Dan Ovieta Genre: Picture Book Get your copy on Amazon! About the AuthorCarola Schmidt is a pediatric oncology pharmacist, as well as the author of children's books about cancer and scientific books for Springer Nature. She is… Continue reading Book Review: Bald is Beautiful helps children cope with cancer
Yes, We Can Conference- Disability Awareness Day
I am very honored to be the keynote speaker at the Disability Awareness Conference in Dover, DE on March 14th at Wyoming, UMC. I hope that you will join us!