Amanda Gene lies on the ground with her arm wrapped around Noodles. Noodles is a small black and white Boston Terrier. She holds a sign that says "Best Friends."
Author Q&A, Blogging, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity

Amanda Gene Nelson: A Disability Blogger Who Is Chasing Her Dreams (Interview)

Amanda Gene is a blogger and a member of the disability community. I've been a fan of Amanda Gene's blog for quite some time and I was so happy that she was willing to sit down and chat with me about her writing process,  her pets, and what it is like to be a young woman with a disability in today's world. 

An image reads, "God's love is Amazing Grace."
Devotions, Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Pastoral Life

God’s Grace Gives Me Hope to Face Sight Loss

My goal is to see as much of the world as possible before my sight grows completely dim. I am grateful for every day of vision, but even if I lose my sight entirely, I will continue to travel and explore the world in other ways. I know that people who are blind can love travel just as much as sighted people! I do not need to fear the loss of my vision because, "We walk by faith and not by sight."  

The January edition of Captivating reads, "The Gift of Disability Lights the Way for Others"
Disability & Accessibility, Diversity, Writing

Two of My Articles Were Published in CAPTIVATING! A Magazine Empowering People with Disabilities

I'm so excited - I had TWO articles published in CAPTIVATING! Magazine! As a preacher, one of the things that I am most passionate about is making the church fully inclusive for people with disabilities. I also love to write. I view writing as a natural outgrowth of my call to preach. I love it… Continue reading Two of My Articles Were Published in CAPTIVATING! A Magazine Empowering People with Disabilities

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

Devotions, Disability & Accessibility, Ministry, Order of St. Luke, Sermons & Sermon Notes, Writing

What Does Healing Look Like?

This past week, I deepened my spirituality by spending time at a retreat with members of the Order of St. Luke. Throughout the week, we emphasized how Luke portrays Christ as the healer, and I couldn’t help but wonder, why does God heal some people and not others? Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight About… Continue reading What Does Healing Look Like?