They Were Family From Hello – FGF Highlights, Kokomo, IN

Fresh Grounded Faith Kokomo was like instant family!

Thank you to Audrey Haerr for the beautiful photos. To see the entire Facebook photo album, click here.

There was such a welcoming spirit in the church building when we arrived. I could feel it! You know, there’s a difference between being kind and being welcoming. There’s a difference between cordiality and hospitality. And, these ladies in Kokomo were welcoming and hospitable—like family from the word hello!

13 Things That Help Me Do Blindness Well

Do you ever get asked about how you put on makeup? Probably not! But as a blind woman who does her own make-up, I get that question all the time. Along with a few other questions about how I live my everyday life.

I’ve shared some of these things before from the stage at my Fresh Grounded Faith events and on my podcast when I spilled the beans about blindness.

So, in honor of Blindness Awareness Month (October), I decided to put it all in one place with this list of gadgets and tools that are my must-haves for navigating blindness.

Whether you’re curious about how I do life as a blind woman, or maybe you or someone you know is blind or losing their sight and you’re looking for helpful resources, here are 13  things that help me do blindness well.

Clarification for Week 1 in Take Courage: A Study of Haggai

I’m grateful you’re doing the Take Courage Bible study; and, I want to give you heads up about a possible speed bump on Day 3 of Week 1 that could slow you down or trip you up.

Here’s the deal. On page 21, I ask you to read Ezra 4:24. And then my comments indicate that the people stopped working on the temple because they became discouraged. But, if you read all of Ezra 4—which you don’t need to and aren’t supposed to yet—you would read that the people were “compelled by force to stop” in response to an order by King Artaxerxes (Ezra 4:23).