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on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 15:06

by Linda Aalderink
 
We’ve just come through the Christmas season, and we have heard the word “joy” talked about, we’ve seen it on Christmas cards and ornaments, and we have listened to the word “joy” as it’s been read from the Christmas passage in Luke 2. It is a season of great joy as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
 

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on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 16:05

Stage 5:  Co-laborers
 
This is the 6th and final week in our blog series discussing The 5 Stages: A Journey of Disability Attitudes. This entry concerns the 5th and final stage: co-laborers.
 
The co-laborer stage is described in this way:
 

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on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 16:07

Stage 4:  Friendship
 

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on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 14:47

Stage 3:  Care
 

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on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 18:03

Stage Two:  Pity
 
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been discussing The 5 Stages:  A Journey of Disability Attitudes. If you haven’t checked out The 5 Stages website, you probably should. It’s loaded with helpful resources for you, your church, or your business, as you look to welcome, accept, and value individuals with disability as members of God’s kingdom.
 

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on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 14:11

Stage 1: Ignorance
 
In case you missed it, read Dan’s introduction to The 5 Stages here.
 
IGNORANT is a loaded term. 
 
What does it mean? What does it mean to you? 
 
When I hear the word IGNORANT, I usually think 'stupid' or 'dumb.' Two words meant to harm and to hurt. But in the context of The 5 Stages, IGNORANT simply means lacking in knowledge. Consider that as we walk through this stage.
 

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on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 15:59

This is the first in a series of blog posts walking us through The 5 Stages: A Journey of Disability Attitudes
by guest blogger Dan Quist.

 

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on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 15:33

When Someone Says, “Why Bother?” PART 5
A blog series on the theological underpinnings of disability ministry.
 
Disability ministry can be uncomfortable, expensive, challenging, and difficult. So why bother?
 
This is the last in a series of blog posts on the theological underpinnings of disability ministry, drawn from a document instrumental in guiding and shaping the work of Friendship Ministries. This series answers the question, “Why bother?”
 

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on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 15:44

When Someone Says, “Why Bother?” PART 4
A blog series on the theological underpinnings of disability ministry.

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on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 18:10

When Someone Says, “Why Bother?” PART 3
A blog series on the theological underpinnings of disability ministry.
 
Disability ministry can be uncomfortable, expensive, challenging, and difficult. So why bother?
 
This is the third in a series of blog posts on the theological underpinnings of disability ministry, drawn from a document instrumental in guiding and shaping the work of Friendship Ministries. This series answers the question, “Why bother?”
 

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