Saturday, June 28, 2008

Welsh minister calls for greater disability awareness


They should be my last pre-published post since I probably will be back up and running next week. No promises though. I found this interesting article. Please take a look.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Getting settled


So at this point, I may be getting settled at our place in Virginia . I don't know when I will have things fully up and running again. For now, this will have to do for today's post. The following link is a book featuring encouraging essays on how some fathers cope with having a disabled child..

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Interdependence and vulnerability in society


Two days ago, I discussed the massive amount of responsibility that having a disability has on a person. Today's post sort of goes along with the same subject. In both of the links below, authors explore the importance of the interdependence and vulnerability in society. Why? Because it humbles us, making us realize how lucky we are; it also makes us realize that having human contact is an essential part of life.

Please feel free to take a look:

Note: this second link is a part on the Disaboom webpage on which you have to subscribe

Sunday, June 22, 2008

If I Knew Then..


As you read this, I will probably be at home in the midst of boxes and packing paper. It certainly is going to be a change. But I am ready to move on; it's strange that as you grow you began to view your life differently. I have big hopes and dreams for this new chapter in my life. Hopefully within the next couple of years I will find the person I want to spend the rest of my life with and settle down. So I did that for a for now, I will enjoy being single. Taking each adventure as a stepping stone towards making me the person it and future wife that I want to be.

That being said, today's topic is one that I borrowed from the 39th annual disability blog. The topic is: If I knew then.

To be honest, I myself am not quite sure what they mean. To me, it means: If I knew then what I know now, would I do anything differently? But you can see it for yourself, the blog can be accessed at: Http://

Friday, June 20, 2008

With disability comes great responsibility


It's Friday and it's hard to believe it a few days I will be traveling across a few different states. I am unsure about a lot of things right now, but I'm hoping for the best. I have a couple posts already planned for you in the coming week, so look out..

Anyway, I have always told my readers that I wanted to make sure every post was written in a positive light. I think the following links supports me in this assertion . Like me, the author believes that we are all supposed to be role models in whatever situation we are in. Another words, with our disability comes great responsibility. We often are seen as beacons to those that might not have none, showing people that anything is possible even in the darkest of circumstance. But that is partly because of what we hold dear in a life. For some, it might be faith, as it is for me. Still, I'm not perfect, no one is.

That being said, the author of the blog below explores this idea even further and presents a startling connection between a father and son as support. Please watch the youtube it will bring tears to your eyes.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Encouragement: The Ministry in South Africa

Hello Everyone,

Since I am starting a new adventure on this road called "Life", I thought I'd feature some people who are doing the same. A newly married couple from our church is answering a call to Ministry in South Africa. They will serve as the people that oversee a guesthouse meant for missionaries who come to visit from time to time. Another aspect of the job is overseeing the finances.

The couple did not take this decision lightly; they had visited the country before on a "vision tour". During this time, they got involved in church activities, immersed themselves in the culture. Despite the small church size, (around 180 people), they feel God has led them there to serve as a influential part of Far Reaching Ministries. As well as ministering to people, they will participate in worldwide Christian functions such as Passion Kampala. This is a free two day concert for college aged students to hear the Word of God.

For information on any of the above agencies, go to:

Far Reaching Ministries


Passion Kampala

Monday, June 16, 2008

Life of The Disabled Community


It's five days until I began part one of the big move to Virginia. It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here. On Saturday, I leave for the weekend and then only return to retrieve my stuff on Monday and Tuesday. Then we proceed on to part two- taking a road trip to Virginia. There are still some basic details to be cleared up, but hopefully God will take care of them soon enough. I don't know the next time I'm going to have Internet after Tuesday of next week, because we are getting the cable and everything turned off around that time, so I am hoping to have some of my posts pre-published. If my readers don't hear from me, you'll know why.

Anyway, on to today's post..

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live someone else's life?

A new and controversial show on FX is trying to be a average people just that chance. In this eye-opening reality show, people are given a month to live as the other person would. They encounter the same difficulties, trials and triumphs that anyone would in their situation .

In Sunday's rerun, former NFL football star Ray Crockett wonders what it would be like to be disabled. During the first four days, he realizes he is at a distinct advantage having the money to make his home handicapped accessible. His point is made even more clear when the house of his disabled mentor . During the month, Ray also gets involved in such activities as wheel chair rugby and watches as someone undergoes rehabilitation therapy.

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Citation for TV Program: "30 days " , FX channel 50 Detroit, at 10: 30 PM., June 16, 2008. (Original air date: June 10, 2008)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A special gift on his graduation day.

Hello everyone,

I know I've been running behind the last couple of days. That really can't be helped, buying a house in Virginia has gotten me and my family on a emotional roller coaster. But things seem to be looking up. Anyway, I got this link just today from a close friend. It's amazing what people can do if they really put their mind to it.

Monday, June 9, 2008

You may have noticed..


So you may have noticed a new inspirational link on my page. This one holds special purpose in my heart, not only because of the people it involves, but because of the mission it takes on. You see, the blog not only follows two of my closest friends on their journey to become a newly married couple; it also follows them as they answer a call to the mission field. Where are they going?


For more information, feel free to go to:

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Alarming facts

Hi Everyone,

I came across this article due to my Google alerts. It's amazing to me that even though we live in the United States of America, it's still a daily struggle to get the special education needed for the disabled community. I guess I was one of the lucky ones to have the money and parents who saw what I needed to get a better education and stood firm until I got it. I think that's all it comes down to- knowledge of a disability and how to help your students excel in the classroom.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Faith Versus Works

Hey everyone,

This last weekend has been a difficult, yet rewarding one. After an endless search and what seemed like an impossible circumstances, we finally have a house. It's very similar to the one we live in now; but with a bigger basement apartment for me. After all, I will be living in a new state- not exactly sure about the disability advocacies they have to offer.

Today's topic was inspired by yesterday's service at my church. The sermon was entitled: The Gospel of Grace. In Galatians 2, the power of Grace is explored. At first glance, he is amazed at the work being done and commends them. On the other hand, Paul warns the disciples about the danger they are encountering by trying to follow all of God's commandments. In this case, it's excluding the Gentiles. He reminds them that although God's commandments are important; it's not the goal. The laws are important because they point out a need for a Savior- a need for Jesus.

Thinking upon this, I was reminded to keep a careful eye on my objective in doing this blog.

While I do write in this blog on a daily basis, I have to make sure my heart remains in it for the right reasons. I don't know what I'm getting at exactly, the strange thing is I knew what I wanted to say on Sunday, when I thought about writing this.. maybe you can make more out of yourself.

Another thing, the 39th Carnival blog is up. Ironically, the topic is disability and faith/religion. Hope you enjoy!

Until next time,


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