Blogging, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Writing

What Does Disability Look Like? People with Disabilities Are CAPTIVATING!

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!

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Uncategorized

First Line Fridays #3: “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love” by William H. Willimon

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

Author Q&A, Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: If Dan Can Shred- You Can, Too! By D. Coulter #Disability #DreamBig

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

The cover of I Win from the Goodreads website
Author Q&A, Book Reviews, Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Audiobook Review: “I, Win” by Win Kelly Charles with Author Q&A #DisabilityAwareness

"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.

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Ministry, Women in Ministry

Book Review: Hermanas- Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence

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

The Diary of a Hounslow girl written and performed by Ambreen Razia
Book Reviews, Books, Diversity

Audio Book Review: “Diary of Hounslow Girl,” by A. Razia

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

Stock image of an accessible sign showing a figure seated in a wheelchair
Devotions, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Preaching, Sermons & Sermon Notes

Who Tells Our Story? Ableism, Vision Loss, & John’s Message of Hope (His Encouragement #6)

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)

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity

A More Diverse Whoville: How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2018 (Movie Review)

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)

Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Ministry, Pastoral Life, Stewardship, Women in Ministry

16 Easy Ways the Church Can Be More Accessible to People With Disabilities

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

Book Reviews, Books, Diversity, Poetry

Poetry Review: “You Are Here” by Dawn Lanuza @DawnLanuza

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