How Limits are Part of Humanity

How Limits are Part of Humanity

“Like everyone else, people with developmental disabilities have wonderful strengths and gifts that exist alongside their limitations.”[1]Erik Carter Theologian Deborah Creamer tells us, “…limits are an unsurprising aspect of being human. Limits are...
Common Obstacles to Belonging

Common Obstacles to Belonging

“A history of exclusion or inhospitable attitudes can have a wounding effect on people with developmental disabilities and their families.”[1]Erik Carter A few weeks ago I interviewed a 24-year old young woman, who we will call Julie. She has lived with...
The Body Needs More

The Body Needs More

Remember the call—Go,make disciplesof all. Go means gather,see who existsbeyond the walloutside:the stranger,the marginalized,stigmatized,ones the worldleaves behind. Please don’t waitfor us to arrive.We might be late;We may be stuck,feeling forlornor...
On Provision in the Present

On Provision in the Present

I never thought I’d say I survived a tornado. But in early August, that’s exactly what happened. A tornado blew right over our house at 3:00 in the morning. There was no time to prepare, no time to move to a “safer” spot. The power went out, my breathing machine quit,...
Getting Through the Difficult Days

Getting Through the Difficult Days

Three and a half weeks ago I officially started self-quarantine with my parents. I have felt a wave of different emotions, sometimes all in the same day. Anxious, worried about the ones I love and wanting to check on them. Angry that this kind of virus exists and is...

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