The movie Penguin Bloom is highly refreshing because it opens a window into the physical and emotional pain that is often associated with adjustment to disability […] Most importantly it shows each member of the family journeying through their own experience of grief related to disability and eventually coming out the other side, not wishing to die but learning to spread their wings and fly with reinvigorated passion for life. … Read More →
Well I finally did it. After three years of using this thing, I capsized my wheelchair; with me in it. … Read More →
“I was born with cerebral palsy which makes it challenging for me to speak or use my arms and legs. … It is difficult for me to express my thoughts and ideas to people who do not know me very well because many do not understand the way I talk or type. This takes patience and practice.” … Read More →
One of my fears is that we are losing the ability as a society to help someone who experiences a disability or is suffering in some way, because we are afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing. … Read More →
The wide range of less privileged guests Jesus adds to the VIP list: the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind, serves as an indication that interacting with a wide cross-section of the diverse people that God created and loves is important to becoming Christ-like. … Read More →
In today’s world, people with disabilities are largely ‘othered’, and there’s movement of self-advocacy afoot among them. There’s no telling what can happen when people unite across differences. … Read More →
Whom have we ever had but you?
Who came to be alone with us
Who came to sit and weep with us
In the winter after Christmas. … Read More →
Everyone tells me to be glad
Everyone tells me I should sing,
Says ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace.
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I don’t want to wear a mask
But I’ll wear one for my friend
His lungs are bad, and if he
Gets the virus he will die. … Read More →
We have hope! Even though
This year has been hard.
For good things can come
When we least expect them. … Read More →