2015 Writers’ Blog Hop Week 3 – My favourite character

Thirty four years later I can still picture him: my grade 7 teacher, Mr. Arthur Freeman. (The picture above was taken while I sat in his classroom.) He taught junior high for decades at Prairie Bible Institute. When I met him, his silver-grey hair masked his quick whit, keen mind, and ready sense of … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 4 – Where should the emphasis be: medical treatment, life skills, community integration or all three?

This week we are asked to consider where the emphasis should be for people dealing with what I like to call special abilities. (You can read my thoughts about the term "disability" here.) I preface my answer with a question of my own: What is the specific issue we are dealing with? Some people … [Read more...]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

This image brought tears to my eyes. 1998 is a long time ago in many ways, but the memories are still there. Many people who know me, don't know. Miscarriage is a private grief many deal with, but few talk about. My experience led to me write and enter the following story in a writing competition … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 3: Experiences with Medical Treatment/Therapy

Our experiences with medical treatment and therapy have been varied. I would say the "human" factor makes the biggest difference. Some doctors and therapists detach themselves and only dispense medicine and knowledge. Others genuinely care about those they are treating. They laugh with you and cry … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 2: How do you view the concept of disability?

    To be honest, the word disability irks me. I find it irritating that we use this word with its negative connotations to talk about fellow human beings who just happen to think, act, or look different than some of the rest of us. As a parent of five beautiful children who … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 1

  One of the benefits I enjoy most about writing and blogging is meeting other people who share my passions. One of my blog hop participants is Rose B. Fischer. Last year she started a Redefining Disability Challenge. This year she is continuing to invite people to join the challenge by … [Read more...]

Must Read: Fellowship of the Burning Heart

I've decided that I will read some classics in 2015. Fellowship of the Burning Heart came highly recommended, so I purchased a copy. It sat on my table until a few days ago when I picked it up and started reading it. Fellowship of the Burning Heart is a collection of 10 sermons by A.W. Tozer. The … [Read more...]

My Prayer for 2015

Happy New Year! As we step into 2015, here's my prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank you for the gift of a new year. Thank you that you know what each day will hold and You will guide us, strengthen us, and enable us. Help us to be still and know that You are God (Psalm 46:10). Help us to listen for … [Read more...]

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