My latest thoughts on
faith, family, disability,
privilege, and healing
Finding Places Where Everyone Belongs
Where everyone belongs. That’s the dream. That’s the hope. That’s the space and the community and the future we long for. Sometimes we catch glimpses
To Be Made Well and Disability
When we look at the stories of Jesus with people with disabilities in the Bible, it can seem like a really simple equation. Disability=bad. Curing=good.
Develop Your Spirituality by Starting Small
What if we had a way to alleviate depression and anxiety, to protect against substance abuse and self-harm? What if there were answers to the
False Message: Disability is a joke to be laughed at.
Images, words, and attitudes all shape our implicit impressions of people with disabilities, and many of those words and images create false understandings. We’ve looked
S6 E11 | Chronic Pain’s Untold Story with Dr. Haider Warraich
Pain is more than a physical sensation; it has cultural, relational, and spiritual dimensions as well. Dr. Haider Warraich, a cardiologist and the author of
Healing’s Upward, Outward, Expansive Spiral
Healing often feels like a circle, where we tiptoe slowly forward and return to the same place. Where we think we’ve made progress, and then
Disability and Respect: Look Her in the Eye
I’m so grateful for the technician at the eye doctor appointment who assumes that Penny can speak for herself. I’m also aware of how surprised
“Raising small children, if it is done with love and generosity, will do for you exactly what private prayer does.” –Ronald Rolheiser, Domestic Monastery I
False Message: Disability is a tragedy to be alleviated.
When it comes to disability, we receive many erroneous and incomplete messages from the media and popular culture. Here’s the second of four false messages
My new year has started off with heavy news from multiple friends. One whose husband moved out. Another who lost her job. Another whose sister
3 Reasons I’m Grateful for the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a perfect man. He didn’t have unflagging faith. His faith began as a more abstract intellectual pursuit and
This community has been growing in recent months, and I’ve started doing a little introduction on a monthly basis. Which is fun for me for
False Message: Disability is a problem to be fixed.
Every day, we encounter images and phrases and assumptions and false messages about disability that shape our way of perceiving people with disabilities. Many of
Hope Heals | And You Will Be Blessed
I had a chance to write an essay (And You Will Be Blessed) for the Hope Heals blog. (And if you don’t already know about
Books About Disability and Theology
DOWNLOAD FREE RESOURCE The “theology of disability” is a topic that might sound obscure or abstract, but it has been life-changing for me. The theology