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If you are in public any amount of time and have any kind of disability, you will undoubtedly get the “You are so amazing” speech. Usually this is followed up with some kind of statement like I could never do what you do, I don’t know how you do it, etc. Different people react to… Continue reading “You’re So Amazing!…” Um, Not Really
I have been asked to speak at a career day of sorts for blind teenagers headed off to college, and I’ve been thinking about what I am going to attempt to tell them. I say attempt to because I remember myself at that age, and I’m not sure that anything I say in a few… Continue reading Personal Responsibilit and Interdependence
This article is in response to this article I recently read about a blind person’s experience with the church. I think it is important that we not discount bad experiences with the church. I would never deny this woman’s experiences, but I would like to offer my own perspective. I have written on the topic… Continue reading What Christianity Has Taught Me About My Disability
In I Corinthians 10:23, Paul writes “All things are lawful, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful, but not all things build up.” (ESV) This is a convicting verse when you actually dissect what it means. All things are lawful… Paul is simply stating here that all things are lawful. By this… Continue reading All Things Are Lawful, but…
The New York Times recently published an article entitle The Price of Disability Denial. In this article, Catherine Kudlick discusses her visual impairment and what she felt was discrimination in hiring practices. It is a well written article, but I do disagree with her on some key points. Denial of Disability Hurts Us All First,… Continue reading Disability Denial and Discrimination
I have been creating a lesson (or probably a few lessons) for our youth group on cell phone use/technology. I am certainly not against technology, but I think it should be used with caution, especially at a young age. We have a fairly young youth group, so I don’t think many of them have phones… Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Cell Phone Use as a Christian
Those of you who know me and have spent any amount of time with me have no doubt realized that I have lost quite a bit of weight in the last ten months or so. I have tried not to talk about it too much except with my closest friends as I know it can… Continue reading How I lost 60 pounds