There are NO Ugly Ducklings
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There are NO Ugly Ducklings

Photo courtesy disabilityisbeautiful.com Many are familiar with the 1843 Danish fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Anderson. If you are not familiar with the story here is a synopsis. “When the story begins, a mother duck’s eggs hatch. One of the little birds is perceived by the other birds and animals on the...

Lack of Accessibility Robs People of their Dignity
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Lack of Accessibility Robs People of their Dignity

Photo courtesy of disabilityisbeautiful.com What is dignity? By definition, dignity is the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect. To have a proper understanding of dignity we must understand the difference between respect and dignity. Respect comes from the Latin word respectus, meaning “to look back at.” Acknowledging someone because of their...

Sunshine, Summertime, and Supporting Those Impacted by Disability
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Sunshine, Summertime, and Supporting Those Impacted by Disability

Photo courtesy disabilityisbeautiful.com   I love summertime. I love the longer days, the weather, and the activities afforded by the combination of endless days and sunshine. I love the promise of opportunities for new experiences and moments of unencumbered freedom. Each summer, I balance the joy found in this promise with the reality of summer...

Baptism Decision Video Resource for Disability Ministry
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Baptism Decision Video Resource for Disability Ministry

There is no greater decision that anyone can make in life than to believe in Jesus and be baptized. It is the only decision that we make that can make a difference on where we will spend our eternity. It will either be with Jesus in heaven or separated from Him in hell. So, this...

“Jesus never commanded church leadership to do Disability Ministry.”
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“Jesus never commanded church leadership to do Disability Ministry.”

“Jesus never commanded church leadership to do Disability Ministry.” When it comes to disabilities there are numerous myths, or false beliefs, that have been ingrained into humanity from the beginning of time. These myths stand as a barrier to meaningful inclusion if not addressed. Remember, you are in a spiritual battle. The enemy, the devil,...

“People born with disabilities are being punished by God because of sin.”
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“People born with disabilities are being punished by God because of sin.”

“People born with disabilities are being punished by God because of sin.” When it comes to disabilities there are numerous myths, or false beliefs, that have been ingrained into humanity from the beginning of time. These myths stand as a barrier to meaningful inclusion if not addressed. Remember, you are in a spiritual battle. The...

Beauty Belongs to Everyone – IFL2022
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Beauty Belongs to Everyone – IFL2022

History has not been kind to people who live with disabilities. People have been ostracized, segregated, neglected, abused, aborted, and murdered as a result of disability. Why? Because we have been taught that disability is ugly, undesirable, shameful, and should be either hidden away or disposed of. What if there was something that the Church...

5 Ways To Get New Volunteers Engaged In Disability Ministry
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5 Ways To Get New Volunteers Engaged In Disability Ministry

Photo courtesy disabilityisbeautiful.com. As much as you need new volunteers in Disability Ministry, new volunteers need you! Never take for granted the small things that you think should be obvious to everyone in your ministry. Below are 5 simple ways to get your new volunteers engaged. Fail to do so and you will struggle with...

Lessons from the Life of David: Curriculum Preview
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Lessons from the Life of David: Curriculum Preview

In this series, your group will learn five important life lessons from the life of David. Yes, David was a mighty warrior that would become a King, but that does not mean we cannot relate to him. David struggled with common things like being overlooked, standing up to bullies, navigating difficult relationships, making big mistakes,...