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  • Me After YouJune 21, 2016 - 5:44 pm

    My day begins with a gaze at a photograph … a memory from a few years ago when I reunited with Nathan, a childhood friend and my soulmate who died last October, after losing touch for a decade. For a moment, my eyes close to remember Nathan’s laugh, eyes, and smile. Then reality sets in […]

  • Never Mind the DoctorsMay 18, 2015 - 5:27 pm

    She was born into loving arms, parents who raised her as their own She was eighteen months old and the world was against her. She was labeled a nothing but heard a unique drum. She rolled over and laid in her mother’s arms. She enjoyed the freedom her four wheels gave her, as her four-legged […]

  • Cerebral Palsy is a BlessingMarch 25, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    Peace be with you, Cerebral Palsy! For almost thirty-two years, we have co-existed in the same body. You came into my physical body as an infliction from the devil—an attempt to steal my soul from God the Father. However, the Lord has used us to bring him glory. The devil’s attempt to make it difficult […]

  • Why do you feel I need your help?May 28, 2014 - 6:09 am

    I am determined to do [whatever “it” is] I can do independently, even if it looks a little odd or as if I am struggling. When I go shopping alone, sometimes I sense that the store workers are watching me and ready to pounce when I need help. Being watched as though I do not […]

  • Fighting the Guilt ComplexMay 21, 2014 - 6:03 am

    Cerebral Palsy often times gives a person a guilt complex for needing help to do the things she wants and needs to do. The guilt complex can drive a person into depression and make her withdraw from her family and friends. It takes a strong network of family and friends to get a person from […]

  • Death: A Comma, Not a PeriodMarch 28, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    My pastor, Father Ladd Harris, constantly tells us, “Death is not a period but a comma.” My church is an older congregation in Florida’s retirement community, so death is a common occurrence. The congregation understands of returning to God after a long life. But our church has recently suffered two deaths that have made us […]

  • Reflecting on Today Twelve Years AgoSeptember 11, 2013 - 1:11 am

    Peace be with you, my sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ! Twelve years and one day ago the world was smaller. We did not have Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site, besides blogs. We had television and radio. Cell phones, not smart phones, were growing in popularity. I remember getting my first Nokia […]

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    Book Review: Amos Yong’s The Bible, Disability, and the ChurchMay 20, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    Book Review: The Bible, Disability, and the Church: a New Vision of the People of God by Amos Yong Before I jump right into my first book review, you have to understand who I am as a person and as a Biblical scholar. I am a person with a disability who is the token Christian among […]

  • Second Annual Conference in Washington DC  -- April, 2012

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    Welcome Home the Soldier – Past, Present, & FutureMay 28, 2012 - 7:19 pm

    Please remember to welcome home the Vietnam veterans who never got a proper welcoming home party. No matter how you feel about the Vietnam War or any war for that matter, put aside your opinions and welcome your soldiers home. Your support will help the soldiers transition back into life at home. Our welcoming home […]

  • First Annual Conference in Washington DC  -- September, 2011

Photo by Tony Campos
    IMAlive.orgMay 28, 2012 - 7:09 pm

    Did you know 17 veterans commit suicide every day in the United States? This is just one of the many frightening statistics I learned at the First Annual Training Conference in Washington DC in September. So why don’t these veterans seek the professional help the military has to offer? Well, the answer is quite simple: […]

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