Explaining Grace In the past weeks, I’ve been going over some of the key words in our covenant relationship with God with the members of my community who are intellectually disabled. Perhaps one of the most important words we use is grace.
Most of us have learned and maybe we even remember
Holidays and grief Today, I heard again the Christmas song about the little boy whose mother is dying on Christmas eve and he wants to buy her shoes to wear as she goes into heaven. He doesn’t have enough money to buy the shoes and a person in line gives him the money he needs. It’s never been my favorite Christma
Can You Come? Maddie is one of those people within the mentally challenged community whom everyone loves. She is friendly and happy. Maddie makes everyone feel as though they are her "extra-special friend." Several years ago Mattie and her husband moved from our city to a small town out of the state. Bec
Friendship Evangelism For many years, I taught a seminar called "Friendship Evangelism." The basis of this teaching was that people are much more susceptible to hear the promises of the Gospel, if they know and respect you. We all have a knowledge of the friendship of David and Jonathan from the Bible. Even if we o