Devotions, Disability & Accessibility, Ministry, Pastoral Life, Women in Ministry

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)

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Author Q&A, Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Blind People Write Books: Interview with Award Winning Author J.E. Pinto

"I really wish people understood that blindness isn’t something to be afraid of. It changes a few logistics about how life works, but it doesn’t in itself make people physically needy, mentally slow, or overly unhappy. People who are blind pursue meaningful careers, raise children, engage in hobbies, and live full lives at all ages." -J.E. Pinto

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Devotion: This Is My Father’s World (His Encouragement)

Many of us have complicated relationships with our father's. The first week of July will mark almost exactly one year since my father passed away. I mourn the loss of the many years I wanted to spend getting to know him. This Father's Day, I am holding everyone who has lost a parent in prayer.  When my heart is heavy, I often find solace in the Psalms. This week, I have found particular comfort in Psalm 93.

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Devotion: Family Resemblance (His Encouragement)

When people look at me, they can see the face of my mother and my grandmother. The family resemblance is clear. In many ways, I am reflection of her.  I hope that I am also a reflection of my Heavenly Father. I pray that by the way I live my life and by the actions that I take, people will also be able to see the love of God reflected in me. 

Book Reviews, Books, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

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.

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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