Disability and Special Needs

All the ordinary difficulties of life are magnified when you’re dealing with disabilities. If even church feels like it’s full of danger and stress, you’re not alone.



Hearing loss isn’t silence, at church or anywhere

Hearing loss isn’t silence, at church or anywhere

Guest post by Lola J. Lee Beno Beep. Beep. I search through my purse for that pack of #675 hearing aid batteries which I had recently bought at Target. Beep. Beep. I remove my right hearing aid to replace the battery. I do not have to worry about the left hearing aid...
Service Dogs and Church

Service Dogs and Church

Service dogs are amazing. They can assist people who are blind or deaf. They can detect seizures before they happen and blood sugar levels that are going out of control. They can reach things that are out of reach for people in wheelchairs. They can alert their...
Chores for Children with Special Needs

Chores for Children with Special Needs

Guest post by Jennifer Hock, Illumination Learning I think every parent struggles at some point or another with teaching their children to complete chores successfully. How many times do we find ourselves reminding our children to get started on their chores? How many...
Disabilities and Special Needs in the Church

Disabilities and Special Needs in the Church

Catherine’s best friend, Elizabeth, uses crutches and braces to walk. Sometimes she uses a wheelchair. If you look closely at the illustrations in the book, you’ll see that she’s not the only person in the parish with a visible disability. You rarely see disabled...
It’s Not Just About the Building

It’s Not Just About the Building

Guest post by Susan Cushman Four years ago, in July of 2013, I was mad at God. And my pastor. And my church. It doesn’t matter why. It only matters that I had allowed my anger to send me away from people I had known for over forty years. I visited other churches and...
Love and Food Allergies at Church

Love and Food Allergies at Church

guest post by Alana Sheldahl Whether it is due to increased awareness, diagnosis or a change in our food supply, food allergies and the need for food restriction are much more common now than they were in generations past. As such, it is an issue that will very likely...

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