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...
I’m only your aunt, part two

I’m only your aunt, part one

You were the first to be born in the family. I’ve been around friends’ kids for years, but you are family. Of course, I saw and see you more often. You’ve spent an occasional night at my house since you were months old. You are so aware of what my...
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...