My name is Rebecca, and I am a visually impaired writer and Filipino-American clergywoman. I am proud to be a volunteer staff writer and contributing columnist for CAPTIVATING! The mission of CAPTIVATING! aligns incredibly well with my own personal mission to make both the church and the world more accessible for people with disabilities. Our Search for Models with… Continue reading What Does Disability Look Like? People with Disabilities Are CAPTIVATING!
Welcome to First Line Fridays! First Line Fridays a fun meme hosted by Hoarding Books! The aim of the game? Grab the book closest to you and share the first line! Title: Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love Author: William H. Willimon Genre: Christian Nonfiction Length: 91 Pages (Paperback) First lines: "Thanks to fellow Christians… Continue reading First Line Fridays #3: “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love” by William H. Willimon
Title: If Dan Can Shred- You Can, Too! Dream It; Live It Author: Danielle Coulter Genre: Nonfiction/ Memoir Length: 169 Pages Available for free from Kindle Unlimited or from Amazon in Paperback! About Danielle (from her Amazon Author Page):My name is Danielle Coulter and I was born with Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 20,… Continue reading Book Review: If Dan Can Shred- You Can, Too! By D. Coulter #Disability #DreamBig
"I, Win," by Win Kelly Charles is an incredible book by an incredible young woman who is working to redefine the way the world views people with disabilities.
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
Title: Diary of a Hounslow Girl Written & Performed by: Ambreen Razia Genre: One Act Play/ Drama/ One Woman Show Length: 1 hr. 37 minutes Producer: Audible Studios Available only from Audible Diverse Books from Audible Originals I read a lot of audio books and I have been a member of Audible for over a decade. … Continue reading Audio Book Review: “Diary of Hounslow Girl,” by A. Razia
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. This is especially true during advent. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group… Continue reading Who Tells Our Story? Ableism, Vision Loss, & John’s Message of Hope (His Encouragement #6)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvFeihJHZT8 I grew up playing with blonde Barbie Dolls. I have a vivid childhood memory of shopping with my mother around Christmas time. Despite how I searched, I was unable to find a doll that looked like me. I stood with my mother in the middle of Wal-Mart and whined, "Why do none of… Continue reading A More Diverse Whoville: How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2018 (Movie Review)
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: You Are Here Author: Dawn Lanuza Genre: Poetry Length: 144 pages Publisher: McMeel Release Date: February 12, 2019 I wish that I would have had this book years ago when I was in college. Lanuza’s direct and lovely lines speak right to the heart. Her words remind me of the lyrics to a… Continue reading Poetry Review: “You Are Here” by Dawn Lanuza @DawnLanuza