Becca’s Birthday at Dutton Farm
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Becca’s Birthday at Dutton Farm

So Becca turns 44 this month. Was there ever a time when I wasn’t a caregiver? I remember there were times after she was born that my mind would wander to the future, trying to picture what this new life would be like. Will it be consumed with doctor appointments, tests, and treatments? Will she...

Why 2×2? Part 2 of 3
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Why 2×2? Part 2 of 3

Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan comes to Ability Ministry with 15+ years of ministry experience. He previously worked at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio as their full-time Disability Pastor. He also worked as a Church Consultant for Key...

The Necessity of Friendship
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The Necessity of Friendship

One of my three greatest fears when we received A’s diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), was that there would be no one to love him outside of our family. And unfortunately, this fear is not unfounded. I searched the promises of God that I could cling to in the midst of it all. I...

Diversity: Close the Circle
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Diversity: Close the Circle

Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan comes to Ability Ministry with 15+ years of ministry experience. He previously worked at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio as their full-time Disability Pastor. He also worked as a Church Consultant for Key...

God is with Us, God is for Us
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God is with Us, God is for Us

Do you ever feel like you’re alone or in a valley? I have felt that numerous times and if I am going, to be honest, I am feeling it right now.  Making decisions about my 18-year-old son with Down syndrome’s future is scary and hard.  What is the right thing with school? How do I...

Unwanted Messages
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Unwanted Messages

Ryan WolfeIt is Ryan’s passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan comes to Ability Ministry with 15+ years of ministry experience. He previously worked at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio as their full-time Disability Pastor. He also worked as a Church Consultant for Key...

A Philosophical Shift to Disability Ministry (Part 1 of 5)
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A Philosophical Shift to Disability Ministry (Part 1 of 5)

When my family moved into our home on Northfield Avenue, we loved our large backyard where deer routinely wandered by our windows. At the time, our children were young, and they marveled at the deer as they passed by. Our family was so fascinated by the deer that we put out salt-licks to coax them...

What the Old Testament says about Disability (Part 4 of 4)
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What the Old Testament says about Disability (Part 4 of 4)

Is being in the presence of the King enough for me? The account of Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel chapter 9 ends with, “And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he was always at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.” The first time I read this verse I cringed a little bit. I would...

What the Old Testament has to say about Disability (Part 3 of 4)
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What the Old Testament has to say about Disability (Part 3 of 4)

Don’t believe the lie We’ve been following the account of King David and Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel 9. When King David summons Mephibosheth, he is found living in a place called Lo-Debar. Lo-Debar was not a nice place. It was isolated, dry, and desolate. Not your ideal vacation destination. If you were born in Lo-Debar,...