“People with various disabilities are those who are immensely gifted, obviously, to see things and do things that maybe I can’t see. But the bottom line is that I am able to see God’s presence at work in them… and then they’re able to engage me and a space is opened up, a very unique space. And this is the way that God has created the world, for us to be in these social spaces of transformation.” Read More →

In this first video, we talk about what Dave means by Faithful Presence. God doesn’t bulldozer in to people’s lives. Rather, He wants to be with us and to work with us to heal and renew the world. Our attitude here is important, however. If we set out to “heal and renew the world” as a task or a project, invariably we will act on our own ideas and out of our own ideals. A posture of faithful presence opens us to hear how God is already at work in the lives of people around us, rather than feeling as though we somehow “bring” God into the world. 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 →

Earlier this week, an excellent video on “Disability in Heaven” was shared by the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame. You will find the video posted below. In it, philosopher and author Kevin Timpe wrestles through some of the questions around whether people will carry their disabilities into heaven. A range of Read More →