7 Scripture Texts About Evangelism: A great article by Tim Challies that calls me back to the reason why we serve in disability ministry. It isn't merely so that people with disabilities will be included in church; it's so that they may hear the gospel and know Christ.
Our adoption silent auction: We had a HUGE adoption fundraising extravaganza last week, thus the silence on this blog. The silent auction - with gift cards, artsy items, and more! - continues online until March 27 at midnight, and anything that isn't Raleigh-specific can be shipped. 100% of silent auction funds go toward our adoption.
My Autistic Son's Life: Not Less Valuable This isn't written as a Christian article, but nonetheless it affirms what the Bible teaches about the value of ALL people.
How Global Christians Build Bridges Around Down Syndrome Amy Julia Becker does a fine job of pointing out some global efforts that transcend both borders and abilities in the name of Christ. There are other stories and organization I would add to those she mentions, so I'll be posting about that later this week.
How to Serve the Family of Divorce Divorce affects all families (and not necessarily any more often for families affected by disability). Many of these tips will be helpful for families you serve who are dealing with separation or divorce, but some tips are helpful fr any child struggling with uncertain circumstances, which is the experience of many kids with special needs.
New for Orange Conference 2012: Special Needs Focused Breakout Track Amy Fenton Lee and others have been working hard on this, and the sessions look like they'll be incredibly helpful!
And, finally, y'all know I'm a sucker for cute kids, special needs, and adoption. And this video has all in heaping measures. (Tissue warning for you cryers!) In it, you'll hear Ace explain her love for her brother with Down syndrome who was adopted through Reece's Rainbow.