Friday, August 29, 2008
So I am running behind for more than a week. For that reason, I am going to keep it simple. Here is a list of web tools I came across that are useful for the disabled community.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I continue to run behind on my posts; I apologize. I just can't seem to find new and fresh subjects to talk about. Don't worry, I have always got my eyes open.. but for now, I've decided to get a little personal for today's post.
As I'm sure you've noticed, I have a knack for writing. I'm not bragging or anything, (okay so maybe a little); but I have always had a passion for it. For as long as I can remember, I've realized the influence that words can have over people. Through words, hearts can be stirred; this stirring often results in a miraculous change. They realize that their life's important and are inspired to go after a long lost dream.
When I publish my books, that's what I hope will occur for for my readers. A positive change. Unfortunately, many books in today's market focus on the secular world and what they think is important. My books will go deeper .
What's my point to this post? Do what you love. You will like getting up in the morning; plus, you never know what kind of influence your passion for life will have on those around you. Look at the example that the 1999 movie Music of the Heart gives us.. a music teacher leaves her comfort zone to bring the gift of music to the streets of Harlem
Monday, August 25, 2008
Due to the fact I am running so far behind on this week's posts, I have decided to get right down to business. As you may recall the title for this blog is called A Life Without Limits. This philosophy is not one I thought on my own; but, it has had been passed down through the generations. Granted, it has a variety of different names over the years. It has been called a movement of equality, one of accessibility and many others. But the theme remains the same. Focusing on our ability, rather than our limitations.
Anyway, I came across this article on the Internet which highlights a new nonprofit organization doing just that focusing on the area of arts. Please check it out:
Friday, August 22, 2008
I figured since I went ahead and posted Wednesday's post; I might as well go ahead and finish out the week.
Let me start off with the question:
In general, how does the public react towards a disabled person?
I came across this article that explores this question as a pertains to the business world. What NOT to say to someone that is disabled.
Feel free to take a look:
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The last few days have passed by in a blur for me; I really haven't had the chance to write. It only complicates matters when I am having troubles finding subjects to write about. Oh well. I am happy to report that things are starting to look with my cerebral palsy. Over the past few months, I watched in frustration as my disability has become more restrictive with unbelievable tenseness in my arms and legs. It prohibited me from even doing the simplest of tasks, such as dialing my cell phone. Well, I am turning over a new leaf.. This week, I met with my new Virginia doctor who is going to help me manage my baclofen pump and hopefully regain some of what I have lost.
Which brings me to today's question.. What is your focus in life?
For some, this may be a difficult question to answer. After all, every day the media bombards us with stories that they think are important. Most of which are always negative. For me, I find solace in my morning routine of reading my daily devotional and watching Touched by An Angel. By now, my readers may already be familiar with the show and are fans like me.
This show features Della Reese, Roma Downey, and John Dye as messengers of God sent to help humans in trouble. The message is always the same no matter what: "God loves you. "
No matter what I am doing or how I'm feeling, I am reminded through that one hour show that I am not alone.
For more information on this show, you can go to:
Monday, August 18, 2008
I know I haven't done the best job at keeping up with this blog lately. Truth is, I haven't felt much like writing. Since the move, my mind has become easily distracted and focused on one topic again. How am I going to get myself living independently to the standards I was in Michigan? Turns out, the answer is way more complicated than I ever imagined and my patience seems to be wearing thin as I go through the necessary process I need to receive services from Virginia.
If you are at all familiar with my blog, the idea of independent living is a common theme. The help I received from state funds allowed me to live in dorms with the help of personal assistants etc.. But for a more comprehensive look at living independently, go to: http://lifefaithdisability.com/2008/08/08/independent-living-101/
Monday, August 11, 2008
So I had only intended on taking a break for a week but it turned into two weeks.. a busy two weeks at that! But if there is anything I've learned is to be grateful for every moment you're given because you can never get it back. Also, the most memorable moments in life are the unexpected and unplanned. Those are the ones that make life more of a journey, rather than
a deadlock of day to day tasks.
Over the last two weeks, I've witnessed three important people in my life enter into two different stages of life. A baptism and the wedding. They both symbolize the beginning of new life; but in different and unique ways. Through baptism my niece was dedicated to the Lord, in the knowledge that she might grow in faith and learn the ultimate purpose in her life-- to glorify the Lord in everything she does.
During the wedding of two of my close friends, I was reminded of that same commitment. Only this time it involved the unity of three people-- man, Woman, plus God. I watched as two souls became one, two chapters combined to complete a life story that was obviously ordained. I can't wait to see what the Lord has planned for those two. I'm sure it's going to be great and change a lot of people's lives.
That got me thinking. I'm beginning to wonder what God has written on the pages on my heart. I'm trying to be happy with where I am right now. I have a great family, a new house, wonderful nieces. But I can't help thinking that things could be better.
Please God, help me be satisfied with my life right now until I can see the words you have written for my life again.