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.



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...
Have a Happy Special Needs Halloween

Have a Happy Special Needs Halloween

For many kids, Halloween ranks right up there with Pascha and Christmas on their list of favorite holidays. Costumes, candy, wandering about the neighborhood after dark, when things are scary but not too scary – what’s not to like? But a special needs Halloween is...
The Logos for My Nonverbal Son

The Logos for My Nonverbal Son

Guest post by Summer Kinard A Boy Who Could Sing Holy We are all born with the seed of the Logos in us. When we are baptized, the seed is watered so that we begin to grow into the likeness of God. In a nutshell, that’s the way of salvation for Orthodox Christians. We...
Disability in Children’s Books

Disability in Children’s Books

It can be really hard to find children’s books that feature characters with disabilities. When Megan Quibell was getting ready to go to a con, she didn’t want to dress up as Professor Xavier from X-Men. But the fact is, he’s the only instantly...
What Happened After the Accident

What Happened After the Accident

Everything can change in an instant. After the accident, you wonder what the new normal is going to be, and how long it will take to get there. May 28: The Accident It was a pretty morning. I had just gotten off the bus and was walking to work. I heard my cell phone...

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