"You need to do something about this,” the pastor pleaded. He urged, “I won’t tell you the details, but you need to do something to address the mental health challenges pastors face.”
This Resource Guide from the United Church of Christ includes worship resources on mental illness such as sermon ideas, complete sermons, a litany, unison prayers and more.
Here is a prayer I will be using for Friendship Sunday. Please use and share if you'd like!
This three-minute video introduces viewers to the ministry of Christian Reformed Disability Concerns.
Every night I put God’s name on my son. And every night he puts God’s name on me. Such a beautiful blessing.
Los cuidadores pagados. Muchas personas con discapacidad reciben apoyo de otros. Personas que contratan cuidadores, proveen cuidado, o tienen a algún ser querido que recibe cuidado pagado han escrito en esta edición artículos sobre este tema.
If you could take the vision of the body of Christ, as described in 1 Corinthians 12, and put it into practice in supported care homes, you would embody the practices described in this new book by Cara Milne.
이번 호는 유급 간병인들. 많은 사람들이 다른 사람들로부터 도움을 받습니다. 여기에 실린 기사는 간병인을 고용하거나, 간병을 제공하거나, 유료 지원을받는 사랑하는 사람이 작성한 것입니다.
When you talk to me before you touch me or my wheelchair, I feel less scared. Sometimes I get shoved around without even knowing where I am being pushed. I like some surprises, but mostly on my birthday.
For those of you who are married with children, if you could do something that would not only improve your marriage, but also help your children become more empathetic, wouldn’t you do it?
Articles in this issue have been written by and about people who hire caregivers, provide care, or have a loved one who receives paid support. New with this issue: Breaking Barriers in an audio file.
Here are some great tools for pastors and church planters who want to learn to fully include people with disabilities.
Please pray for my deliverance from the demonic.
I have been a member of Anaheim CRC since 1969, and I did not know we had people in our congregation with intellectual disabilities. However, God put this desire on my heart to be their new leader.
Like so many people who have disabilities, Melissa Blake writes that people often sell her short. She is concerned that this marginalization will grow worse under the new president’s leadership.
I think we should work harder at advocating a decent standard of living for people living with disabilities. Living in poverty places undue burdens on already vulnerable souls.
Christian Horizons Family Retreat, taking place at Elim Lodge in Peterborough from August 27 to September 1, 2017, is seeking short-term missionaries to partner with families affected by disability.
To eliminate the Affordable Care Act without simultaneously replacing it with an alternative jeopardizes its recognized progress and puts ongoing access to comprehensive, affordable coverage for people with disabilities at risk.
My husband, Ed, and I have traveled a long road with his disabilities. We’ve been told to pray and fast for healing, and trust that he will be healed. It sounds so easy, but a cure has not come.
What can we Christians do in light of this painful news? Here’s a humble suggestion: pray for shalom. Pray for physical and emotional healing for the victim, his parents, family, and friends.
Engraved Upon the Heart by Hwarang Moon makes a good case for something dear to my own heart as an ordained pastor in the Reformed tradition and as the father of a daughter who has severe intellectual disability.
Kathy Nimmer’s visual decline brought grief, depression, anorexia, hopelessness, and over time a deep assurance that she has innate value as a child of God.
Esta edición presenta historias que reflejan prácticas espirituales de personas con discapacidad.
장애와 영적 연습. 장애와 함께 사는 것은 우리 자신의 영적 실천을 어떻게 형성합니까? 예수 그리스도께 -몸과 마음, 삶과 죽음에 속한 사람들은 장애의 리듬과 경건한 삶의 어떤 부분이 교차합니까? 이 문제는 장애와 함께사는 사람들의 영적 연습을 반영하는 이야기를 특징으로 합니다.
I looked across the noisy tent and boldly used the word “disability” in my mind. I tried “developmental difference” and while it felt less offending a term to describe my daughter, it still fell woefully short.