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Barriers or gifts? Encountering the “Other” (Guest post)

Putting people into categories goes right back to the Bible, as in the New Testament the early church had conflict between the Jews and the Gentiles and the church could not agree on how to achieve unity. It is clear from the Old Testament that God intended all along that people love Him and live at peace with God and others.

By |2017-03-07T12:19:40-05:00March 23rd, 2017|Guest posts, Services|2 Comments

Word, Thought, Prayer: Used by God

WORD: “Then the LORD asked Moses, 'Who makes a person's mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the LORD?'" (Exodus 4:11, NLT) THOUGHT: This verse is not primarily about whether God gives people disabilities, but to demonstrate that our [...]

By |2017-03-20T09:28:01-04:00March 20th, 2017|Word, Thought, Prayer|0 Comments

Word, Thought, Prayer: Seek justice

WORD: “Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows." (Isaiah 1:17, NLT) THOUGHT: This verse is filled with action: Learn. Seek. Help. Defend. Fight. The progression of these actions is significant.  Too often, to fight is our first response. We must always humbly "learn" and [...]

By |2017-02-17T09:44:45-05:00March 6th, 2017|Word, Thought, Prayer|0 Comments

Word, Thought, Prayer: God’s image

WORD: “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." (Genesis 1:27, NLT) THOUGHT: We too quickly forget, when we see another, that they too are image bearers of God. People with disabilities often have their value and worth questioned in society. [...]

By |2017-02-17T10:02:39-05:00February 20th, 2017|Word, Thought, Prayer|1 Comment

Word, Thought, Prayer: Prophets of justice

WORD: “Away with your noisy hymns of praise! I will not listen to the music of your harps. Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, an endless river of righteous living." (Amos 5:23-24, NLT) THOUGHT: Justice is the primary theme of the prophets' writing. God's warning is that people of privilege, position and [...]

By |2017-01-30T13:15:09-05:00February 13th, 2017|Word, Thought, Prayer|0 Comments

Word, Thought, Prayer: God’s works

WORD: “'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?' 'Neither this man nor his parents sinned,' said Jesus, 'but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.'" (John 9:2-3, NIV) THOUGHT: The call of the disciple of Christ is to recognize the works of God displayed in others. [...]

By |2017-01-30T13:15:21-05:00February 6th, 2017|Word, Thought, Prayer|0 Comments

Word, Thought, Prayer: Small things

WORD: “Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them.” (Mark 2:3, NIV) THOUGHT: It can be easy to believe that it is only remarkable and extraordinary things that make a difference. Yet, the simplest actions can be transformative. These four men did the most practical thing they knew – each [...]

By |2017-02-10T16:40:30-05:00January 30th, 2017|Word, Thought, Prayer|0 Comments
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