On October 13th, the Susquehanna Conference of the UMC celebrated our first Disability Awareness Sunday. Here are some ideas for how you can make your worship accessible throughout the entire year!
I am so happy to be able to announce that my new book The United Methodist Church and Disability: Essays and Practical Ideas for Churches, Clergy, and People with Disabilities is now available for pre-order! The Kindle Version will be released November 25th and the large print paperback version will be released on (or very close to) that date.
Even if you only have a little bit of faith, God can still work miracles with it. When our church family stepped out in faith, we witnessed a small but powerful Christmas miracle of our own.
In this interview, professional author Erin M. Kelly speaks eloquently and candidly about her writing process, the quest for publication, and where she gets her inspiration. She also offers advice to other aspiring writers with disabilities.
Money makes life easier, but it is not the most important thing. When God looks down on humanity, does He see a group of children squabbling over a game of Monopoly?
Humans have a lot in common with wabi sabi teacups. Even though we all have cracks and imperfections, we are all beautiful works of art.
I admire the woman in Luke 13:10-17 because I know from firsthand experience how embarrassing it can be to go into a public space when you look different from everybody else. Her faith is an inspiration to all of us.
All of us need to straighten up sometimes- all of us are tempted to judge others. Furthermore, all of us are bound by something. We are all in need of healing, whether it be spiritual, physical, or emotional. When Christ shows up on the scene, everything changes. “
Once described as "bad and dangerous to know," the larger than life figure of Lord Byron leaves an enduring legacy for disability history.
I have a confession to make: I ate the rice krispie treats that were meant for the children. Sometimes sin is like a rice krispie- we know better- but we just can't resist. I'm grateful that God forgives us for any sin if we earnestly repent.