"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
"They see that I am independent and strong but they don’t see that I am loyal and a hard worker." -Carolyn McGhee
I'm putting all my social media skills to use for the Glory of God and the service of Church. I will be posting daily devotional videos. Some will be humorous, and others will be a bit more serious. Some will have special guests(filmed from a safe distance)and others will be just me. I hope they help provide you with comfort and a smile during this time.
I am very honored to be the keynote speaker at the Disability Awareness Conference in Dover, DE on March 14th at Wyoming, UMC. I hope that you will join us!
What Glaucoma Has Given Me…
and what it has taken away.
It’s always exciting to have an article accepted for publication, and I’m so pleased that my latest article was included in CAPTIVATING! Magazine. It is my hope that this article will help to raise awareness about glaucoma and inspire others to chase their dreams. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and impacts 3 million Americans, but only half of the people with Glaucoma know they have it.
Click the following link to read the entire article on CAPTIVATING! Magazine: https://captivatingmagazine.com/2020/03/01/what-glaucoma-has-given-to-me/
and What It Has Taken Away
By Rev. Rebecca L. Holland
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and impacts 3 million Americans, but only half of the people with Glaucoma know they have it.
Introduction: The Power of Music
It is a delight to play on the baby grand at the front of the church. My piano teacher sits on the front pew and attentively listens with her head cocked slightly to one side. Although I’m tired after a long day, I throw my entire heart into the music. The air around us fills with the strains of Beethoven’s Woo 59 in a minor, a melody popularly known as Für Elise.
I can’t drive because of my poor vision, but I happily paid the cost of an Uber to travel across town to the church where my teacher gives lessons. It’s worth the expense to bring music into my…
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I'm so happy to have the opportunity to share my work as a staff writer for CAPTIVATING! Magazine. CAPTIVATING! is a magazine that empowers people with disabilities. At CAPTIVATING! the power and possibilities of inclusion are limitless.
I had the opportunity to interview L.R. Hay, and I was particularly moved by the section of this interview where she shares about how she went the extra mile for a young reader with sight loss.
In order to celebrate the publication of my new book, The United Methodist Church & Disability, here are the top things I wish people understood about blindness/ low vision.
This post is part of the weekly series, "His Encouragement: Thursday Thoughts to Strengthen Your Soul." Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever -Psalm 106.1 Sometimes it is tempting to complain... This Saturday, Jeff and I will be taking a road trip to Ohio in order to attend a… Continue reading Road Trip: Are we there yet? Even when we complain, God is good! (His Encouragement #29)
Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a time to weep and a time to mourn. Because of the love of Christ, there is also a time to hope. RIP, Dad. You will be missed.