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Nearly two years ago, I built a shed. A few weeks ago, I got around to painting it. The delay between building it and painting it was quite intentional. The shed is actually a large resin shed I built with a friend at church as we worked to reopen our inclusive weekday preschool in the […]
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Not of This World

Not of this world
I am reminded that we are not of this world more and more each day. “But we are citizens of heaven. And we can hardly wait for a Savior from there. He is the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:20 NIRV Today, I did a double-take when I read a headline that Facebook (META) was temporarily […]
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For Lent: Giving Up

Lent
The Lenten season is upon us. It takes only a moment to scroll through social media to find any number of announcements of people pausing their Instagram notifications for the next 40 days, abandoning Wordle until Easter morning, and throwing out all chocolate-based desserts until April 17. Changing established patterns of behavior and thought can […]
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Disability Ministry Volunteer Training Exercise

forgive us our trespasses netflix
If you are looking for a quick volunteer training idea for your Disability Ministry look no further than this deeply impactful experience. Forgive Us Our Trespasses is a powerful short film (10 minutes in length) on Netflix created by filmmaker Ashley Eakin. The short starts with a quote from German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The test […]
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Which is easier?

NBA All-Star Game 2022
Which is easier: Starting a disability ministry or getting into an NBA All-Star event? I recently attended an NBA All-Star event in Cleveland, OH. I was shocked at how difficult it was to gain entry into an event, and it got me wondering. What is easier? Starting a Disability Ministry or going to an NBA […]
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Restoring Confidence in the Church

Lifeway Research recently published an article titled “22 Vital Stats for Ministry in 2022.”  Within this article are many eye-opening statistics. I want to focus only on two today. Two that left me heartbroken. 39% of Americans see Pastors as honest. American’s positive opinions on the ethics of Pastors have declined eight of the past […]
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Location, Location, Location

There are a lot of considerations when it comes to looking for a new home. A real estate agent will no doubt hammer home the importance of location, location, location! If you are new to the real estate market you might find it interesting that two homes that are practically identical in features can have […]
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Out of Breath

Image of a cross country runner
When I was in high school, I ran a few seasons of cross country. And by ran, I mean I moved at my maximum speed while simultaneously feeling like I was one step away from total collapse. Especially on Mondays. On Mondays, our team would pile in our high school sports van and trek to […]
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Mary, Joseph, and Jesus Were No Strangers to Lack of Accessibility

an illustration of the nativity scene
Struggling to find a place of belonging due to a lack of accessibility is not new to families affected by disability or Jesus. This is clear in the Christmas story. One of the most memorable parts of the story is there not being any guest room available to them. Luke 2:7 says: She gave birth […]
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Jesus, Disability Ministry, and the Bible from Cover to Cover

Friends elbow bumping hello
Photo courtesy of disabilityisbeautiful.com As someone who has committed his life and ministry career to the field of Disability Ministry, I am always left dumbfounded that so few have joined the cause to this point. Estimates are the 80-85% of churches have no form of Disability Ministry. This is despite the fact that upwards of […]
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