Speakers at a recent event in Woodstock, ON, challenged the common cultural assumption that as one gets older, one’s usefulness, opinions, past mistakes, or family history define their identity.
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I don’t have a theological degree and I don’t work in a church or in formal Christian ministry. I’m not a missionary doing grand work in a faraway land. However, God has shown me that my life is my ministry.
This letter is for “the others”: for my two kids who are not special needs, who are considered typical, and for everyone who has a sibling with any special need(s).
"Hosting a trip that included volunteers with physical challenges and developmental disabilities was fairly unusual for World Renew, but it was worth the effort," said Art Opperwall, program manager for World Renew DRS.
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?
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.