Come Close and See

Come Close and See

Am I frail and weak or finite and meek? Come close and see— let us be companions on this journey. In darkness or light, loss or lack, I’ll sit with you, if you’ll stay beside me. Come close and see He is with us, nearby constantly. Can we remember what we are told,...
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...

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