My Friend Kyle

1982 was a pivotal year in my life. I was in second grade, and I transferred to my neighborhood school in the middle of the year. I remember being very excited to start at my new school, as I already knew several classmates from Sunday school. I would also meet

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2015 Ministry Report

The Lord has continued to use me to advance His kingdom in 2015. It got off to an awesome start when Kelly and I attended the Global Access Conference in February. It was good to meet with old and new friends as well as hearing some awesome speakers. The conference

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We verses They

I love my church. Bishop Ken Ross has never taken a class in disability ministry (to my knowledge), but yet he understands how to include people living with disabilities in his congregation. Ken tells a story about Sam. Sam had Down syndrome and attended our church. Sam loved to serve

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Mary Jane and me

Mary Jane Ponten was born in Chicago in the early 30s. The beginning seemed bleak. “This baby is too weak to survive,” the doctors told the parents. “You better give her a name right away for her gravestone.” But even doctors can be wrong. At ten days old, they let

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Access Issues

This picture was taken by a friend years ago. When my mom saw this one, she said that it was the perfect picture for disability awareness. In case you can’t see it, here I am going down the hall and a flight of stairs is right in front of me.

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My Observations of Exodus 4

Throughout my writings, I share about how scripture grounds me in my understanding of not only my disability but also how God sees people with special needs. Whether it’s David and Mephibosheth, Jesus’s healings, or Paul’s thorn in his flesh, we can’t help but to notice it. People living with

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