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.
On January 1, 2017, new accessibility requirements come into effect from the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Is your church ready?
Until the last few years when his pain level grew especially intense, Ralph always signed his email messages, “With a smile, Ralph.”
Living with disability throughout her life, Andrea Godwin-Stremler has discovered God’s faithfulness indeed is great, and so is the mystery of God.
Turning Barriers into Bridges presents Biblical, legal, and cultural reasons for making church communications accessible, and it provides specific guidelines to do so.
How does living with a disability shape our own spiritual practice? Where do the rhythms of disability and devotional life intersect? This issue features stories reflecting the spiritual practices of people with disabilities.
This brief introduction would work well as a bulletin insert to introduce your congregation to members who have autism.
La discapacidad y el empleo. Aunque el índice de desempleo de personas con discapacidad es casi el doble de personas sin discapacidad, tanto empleadores que han contratado personas con discapacidad y personas con discapacidad que han encontrado empleo tienen historias que contar.
God used Peter Gordon's winding career path to lead him to found a ministry with college students who have disabilities.
장애와 일자리. 장애를 가진 사람들의 실업률은 장애가 없는 사람의 약 두 배가 되지만, 장애를 가진 자들을 고용한 고용주와 장애를 가진 자들이 일자리을 찾은 이야기들을 나눌것 입니다.
Lori writes, "Okay, time to 'fess up! Perhaps the greatest fear of my life came to fruition on September 7, 2016. The fear of being institutionalized!"
Do you have a story to share about how living with a disability shaped your own spiritual practice? Or do you have experience with paid caregivers? If so, share your story in an upcoming issue of Breaking Barriers.
The theme of the Fall 2016 issue of Breaking Barriers features stories of people with mild, moderate and severe disabilities who have found meaningful work.
Join us at the Life to the Full conference in Niagara Falls Oct. 28-30 as we are motivated and equipped to live life to the full with people with disabilities and their families. This post includes inspiring graphics to share on social media.
Even when people who have disabilities get to church, we sometimes struggle to minister to them. If Mephibosheth were here today, we’d have to carry him to the platform as we often can't accommodate wheelchairs.