Four years ago, I was hard pressed on every side, perplexed, persecuted, struck down. And I did feel crushed, in despair, abandoned, destroyed! But Jesus led me to the J-Curve book, and since then, I am truly amazed at how He has used seeJesus to lift me up in resurrection.
I try to adapt Bible study materials so that people affected by disability can go beyond where they ever have before in studying the Bible. I want to make sure all of “the gang” (as I lovingly call the kids and adults I teach who are affected by disabilities) can learn the Bible.
God is the one taking action in Jesus’ resurrection. The Apostle Paul is pointing out something that's really important for love: we do the dying, but God does the resurrecting. This doesn't mean that we’re completely passive in resurrection. But the energy, ideas, and the people that help—all of that is from the father. It's the father's gift to us...
Grace Through the Eyes of Jesus
A few years ago, I started to feel uncomfortable with my then lower elementary aged kids' lack of engagement in our worship service. There was no pressure around us to make a change; my discomfort didn't feel like embarrassment or guilt, but a nudge from the Lord to take action!