Disability is not a matter of bodies or brains | “I see a church with no disabled people” Part 1

Originally posted on Mill Pond Porch:
I have shared, posted about, blogged on and advocated for the proposition that “disability ministry” must not be seen as “optional equipment” on the “vehicle” of the church, but that it is essential to the church BEING (and becoming) the Church. I want to take some time to develop…

The Heart of The Mill Pond: Friends For Life, a Life For Friends

I soon learned something that refreshed me to the core – nothing is off the table for discussion at The Mill; more importantly, no people are off the table when it comes to friendship.  To me, their openness reflects the love and peace of Christ.  His perfect love truly does drive out fear: fear of others, fear of differences, and even fear of our own weakness.

Overcoming Suffering

“How do WE overcome anything?” We fight it, kill it, avoid it, escape it, buy it off, trick it, destroy it, zap it…

A Prayer for Today, after Yesterday in #Charlottesville

Eternal God, As we lift our hearts to you on behalf of those who have suffered at the hands of the demonic distortion of white supremacy, either at the hands or by words of others, or by their own degradation by this sin which so easily entangles, we acknowledge our own need for your forgiveness….