From Longing to Belonging

Shelly Christensen, MA, is a leader in the growing faith community disability inclusion movement, an international speaker, and consultant to many faith congregations and organizations. She recently wrote From Longing to Belonging-A Practical Guide to Including People with Disabilities and Mental Health Conditions in Your Faith Community as a resource for faith communities. I had Read More →

"Merry Christmas" sign with lights.

It’s that time of the year again! For some, the Christmas season is a time of joy, peace, and celebration. For others, it’s a time of managing expectations, sensory overload, and hectic schedules. For most of us, it’s a mix of all of the above! Today on the blog we feature some helpful resources for churches and families navigating the holidays. Read More →

Five Minute Vacations

For many families who experience disabilities, getting away for rest and relaxation might seem like an inconceivable goal – especially if parents are hoping to take a break without the kids. At the Inclusion Fusion Live! conference in Cleveland this spring, Jonathan McGuire from Hope Anew shared 5 simple ways to take “Five-minute vacations” to help refresh your care. Read More →

(In short, you should come and serve at Christian Horizons Family Camp with people who experience disabilities! You can learn more and apply here: www.christian-horizons.org/familycamp) A Christian Horizons Family Camp Poem By Chantal Huinink Dreams can come true, eh? Christian Horizons Family Camp soon gets underway! Rain or shade, lifetime memories will be made! You’ll be Read More →