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!
About the Book Book: Hagar Author: Shadia Hrichi Genre: Religion / Bible Study Release Date: October 10, 2017 You are ”The God Who Sees Me.” Discover a close relationship with God–no matter the pain or suffering in your life. Witness the depths of God’s compassion through the eyes of Hagar, a runaway slave who meets… Continue reading Hagar: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me by Shadia Hirchi (Book Review & Blog Tour)
Brooke Bratz, author of the book Chronic Love, shares her own personal testimony about her journey with chronic illness has brought her closer to God.
A Week In the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman by Holly Beers brings the first century teachings of Paul to life for modern readers. I will refer to this book when preparing sermons on St. Paul's teachings in the future.
In Near the Exit, Travels of the Not-So-Grim Reaper, Lori Erickson, travel writer and Episcopal deacon, takes readers on a spiritual journey to face death head on in order to learn about what makes us human.
Jairus's Girl by L.R. Hay tells the story of the Good News of Jesus from the unique perspective of the children. My Review: I really loved reading Jairus's Girl by L.R. Hay. This book had been on my “to be read list,” for a very long time, and I was so happy… Continue reading Jairus’s Girl by L.R. Hay tells the Jesus story from the children’s perspective!
3 Career Lessons I Wish I Had Known Sooner As a Visually Impaired Woman By: Rev. Rebecca L. Holland, B.S. English Ed. & M.Div. (Originally published in the March edition of CAPTIVATING! Magazine) Several weeks ago, I was sitting in my office when I received an e-mail. It read simply: “I would like to ask you a… Continue reading 3 Career Lessons I Wish I Had Known Sooner as a Visually Impaired Woman
An intersectional approach means that we realize that every person is unique and that no two people are the same. As such, we recognize every single person will have a unique experience of life. As the United Methodist Church considers its future, in order to be truly inclusive, we must also consider the needs of women, people of color, and people with disabilities. I urge the UMC to take an intersectional approach to ministry.
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. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group of blogging friends in order to… Continue reading How Do We Change the World? One Small Act of Kindness at a Time (His Encouragement #9)
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