“Oh how Christians love to pray. Many an unwanted prayer has been sent in my direction. But when I ask about wheelchair access they are all too quick to get nasty. Churches are the most hostile social environments a person with a disability can enter.”
Given the no-matter-the-season spontaneity of illness and issues that arise in caring for my medically fragile daughters, routine keeps me grounded. I need that form of constraint for security.
Earlier this month, I wrote five lessons (Part I) learned over these last 10 years of liquid sunshine. Here are five more, Part II:
Our family devotional recently included a piece on sorting through that experience, battle, diagnosis which is or seems truly insurmountable.
Accessible is an overused and over-applied word. It is mostly commonly thought of as a person, place, thing or state of being that is reachable, attainable or capable of being understood. It is also a consumer-friendly word, such as the Sherwin Williams paint colour Accessible Beige, toted as “the perfect neutral.”
Belong is a powerful word. The idea of belonging relates to almost everyone’s desire to be included, to be known and to be accepted.
In 1987, Martin Pistorius was a healthy 12-year-old boy living in South Africa. Without warning, he contracted an unusual virus that progressively changed him from a typical young man to someone in a vegetative state.
New columnist Sara Pot.