Finding Community on the Road

Finding Community on the Road

A trip can leave a lasting impression on you. Back in June, I had one of those trips. I attended the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability for the first time. I knew: I would lead a workshop on Wednesday afternoon. The list of speakers and topics intrigued me. I...
To the Church that Includes

To the Church that Includes

Dear Church, Please don’t be distracted by disability or afraid to approach. Look at me. See me as a person. I want to belong for who I am. Sadly, this doesn’t always happen. Back in the fall, I was away for a month. I had never really left the Church of...
To the Church that Includes

To the Friends that Embrace

Dear friends, I became friends with most of you in the past few years. We met at church. From the beginning, you were different. You stood out to me. At the time, I was in a rough season. I didn’t have to question what you thought or if my disability was an...