Monday, October 10, 2016

Why All Churches Need A Special Needs Ministry

People with special needs of all ages and gender's are rejected by the world because we are different. We are bullied, harassed, abused, ignored, and treated horribly all because we have special needs. None of us with special needs woke up one day and said: "you know what I'm gonna have special needs for the rest of my life so that everyone will hate my guts and abuse me that will make so happy." Most people with special needs are told to just get over it, overcome it, don't think about it and etc. Would you go up to a blind person and say "you need to start seeing like us normal people just stop being blind"?? Would you say to someone in a wheelchair "get up and walk like the rest of us you freak"?? That's how most people treat those with special needs that's how we get talked to and yet people who are blind, deaf or in a wheelchair normally don't get treated that way. This is probably because you can't see Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, ADD, bi-polar, depression, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, down syndrome, etc the way you can see and tell if someone is blind, deaf or in a wheelchair. Just because you can't see something it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Most people seem to think that we outgrow special needs and that by the time we are adults we are just suddenly cured. Wrong it doesn't happen that way and it will never happen that way people with special needs don't grow out of them. Here are some statistics that I think you need to see...

"The Rhode Island protocol showed that 29.8% of people with severe disabilities suffered from frequent depression, compared to 14.6% of people with moderate disabilities and 4.2% of people with no disabilities. These results show that compared with the no disabilities group, people with severe disabilities were 7 times more likely to report frequent depression."

"Some type of disability (i.e., difficulty in hearing, vision, cognition, ambulation, self-care, or independent living) was reported by 36% of people age 65 and over in 2012. The percentages for individual disabilities ranged from almost one quarter (23 percent) having an ambulatory disability to 7 percent having a vision difficulty (Figure 9). Some of these disabilities may be relatively minor but others cause people to require assistance to meet important personal needs. There is a strong relationship between disability status and reported health status. The presence of a severe disability is also associated with lower income levels and educational attainment.

For statistic's on people with disabilities being suicidal please visit this link -

For other statistic's on disabilities please visit this link -

I also encourage you to go to this link and read everything there 

It's a lot to read but well worth reading. 

So we who have special needs disabilities are rejected basically everywhere we go and then people wonder why we are so introverted. It seems no matter where we go we get bullied and told to become someone else basically. Just change our DNA and cure ourselves. How would you like to be treated like that everywhere you went? 

It's no wonder most people with special needs disabilities are depressed and suicidal. They believe no one in the world wants them they feel cast out and alone. 

Now here is where the Church comes in. The Church should be a place where everyone including those with special needs feels and knows they are welcomed and loved as they are. The thing is that's not happening. You see instead of being greeted, loved and accepted people with special needs are told that if they had enough faith they wouldn't have special needs they would be healed. 

Because of this very wrong teaching, people with special needs feel rejected not only by the world but they think GOD rejects them to and so they commit suicide. 

You have no right at all to tell someone it's a sin to have special needs because news flash it's not a sin to be disabled. 

First, off one of the ten disciples Luke was a physician a doctor. Don't you think that if it was a sin to be sick or disabled then it would be logical that it would be sin to be a doctor after all that teaching says to believe in GOD for healing not go to a doctor and yet Jesus never once not once ever in all the Gospel's told Luke he was sinning by being a doctor. So if it's not a sin to be a doctor it's not a sin to be sick or disabled. 

"The Lord said to him, ‘Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say" Exodus 4:11-12 

"Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 

"As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him." John 9:1-3 

I think those verses say very plainly that it's not a sin to have special needs, don't you? So you have no right to condemn those of us who have special needs. Remember that there is no condemnation for those of us who are in Christ Jesus and Jesus rejects no one who comes to Him. Also, there are Christian's you can research who are disabled such as Joni Eareckson Tada. 

I also am a grateful believer and follower of Jesus Christ and I have Asperger's. My brother believes in GOD as well and has severe Autism. 

I'm asking all Christian's out there to start accepting those with special need's and loving them as Christ does. They have had enough rejection. 

Remember if you drive someone to suicide that makes you their murderer. 

Please start special need's ministries in your Churches. The harvest is plenty but the workers are few. 

Are you going to help out or are you going to do what the rest of the world does and reject those with special needs? It's your choice. 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

My pet peeves part 2

Here is part 2 of my pet peeves in no particular order...

People who follow me on Pinterest or Twitter or Facebook or YouTube or my blog and then complain about everything I post. If you don't like my posts then don't follow me.

When I share my feelings and someone tells me that I don't really feel that way or tells me how I should feel. Unless you're my therapist you have no right telling me what I feel. You are not me I decide what I feel not you. When I share about my life instead of just listening to people give their unasked advice. If I want advice I will ask otherwise I don't wanna hear your advice.

People who feel sorry for me because I have Asperger's. I don't want nor need your pity.

People who tell me not to wear high heels because I'm already tall and then tell me it's bad for my feet and goes into a whole speech about it. I'm wearing the heels not you so I'll decide what's comfortable for me, not you. Yes, I'm tall for a lady there is not one law anywhere at all that says if you're a lady taller than a certain height you can't wear high heels. So unless there is shut up I don't wanna hear it. I like my high heels I enjoy wearing them and I'm allowed to wear them.
People who post fake job listings on job sites. You know it's hard enough to find work without having the hassle of a fake job listed.
People who say retard as a put-down. Or when they think something or someone is lame or dumb they say retard. This is incredibly offensive. You don't say the N-word, do you?? I hope not. The word retard is just as offensive as that N word. There are those with medical retardation so before you use the word retard as a put-down or something along those lines I think you need to make a detailed list of all the things that those who have medical retardation have done to you personally to deserve that.

People who use the term short bus to call someone stupid. I used to ride the short bus and now my brother rides it too. If you use the term short bus to call someone stupid I want you to give me a detailed analysis of why you think that's ok to do. Life is hard enough with special needs don't need your help to make it worse.

People who pretend they are the admin or moderator in a chat room or forum when they aren't and they act like they have so much power when they don't.

People who make half a dozen rules for their Facebook page or group. I understand not wanting swearing or bullying but when it get's to only posts about certain things on certain days or stuff like that it's stupid.

When I tell a joke and people take it seriously. It's called a sense of humor please get one.

When people (usually men) say that since I'm in a bad mood I must be having my time of the month. I have bad days just like everybody else it doesn't mean I'm having my time of the month. If a woman is having her time of the month you never tell her that anyways not unless you have a death wish.

Over dramatic news stations such as CNN.

People who think that just because I disagree with them it means I'm judging them, condemning them and it means I hate them. Just because I disagree with you doesn't automatically mean I hate your guts. We can disagree and still be friends that is called tolerance. You don't have to agree with me and I don't have to agree with you.

People who when driving they speed. There is a speed limit it's there for a reason and it shouldn't take a cop to slow you down.

The baby on board sticker. It's so stupid. The adults on board wanna live too.

The stick figure family sticker. Nobody cares about your stick figure family.

The car alarm. When hearing one nobody says "oh a car must be getting stolen I must call 911" no all anyone says is "please shut your car up." All your doing with a car alarm is advertising that you have something worth stealing.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

How to study the Bible

In this blog entry, I'm going to tell you how to study the Bible. These are the same method's I use to study the Bible and I find them very helpful. I hope they are as helpful to you as they are to me.

First off when studying the Bible before you read so much as one word you must pray. It's impossible for anyone at all to understand anything in Scripture without the light of the Holy Spirit. So pray for understanding and wisdom. Without GOD's help you won't understand a word of the Bible.

Use devotionals as they can bring other viewpoints to the Scripture you're reading.

Study Church history if one does not learn from history one is doomed to repeat it. So learn from the early Church father's they have much wisdom to share.

Use study Bible's when possible as they are filled with lot's of information the one I have has maps, biographies, time lines, and all sorts of helpful things.

Attend Bible studies. This is another great way of gaining other insights into Scriptures.

Attend Church. The Bible is preached at Church so what better place to learn more about what Scripture says?

When studying the Bible remember to take regular breaks so that you can come back to your studies with a fresh perspective.

Use Christian friends and family as soundboards for helping you learn the Bible. Going to a non-Christian for help with Scripture's is like going to a bank and asking the banker for help on how to fish for salmon. Unless your banker fishes they won't be able to help you.

Use a variety of different translations for Bible study. The word's change but the meaning is the same but the different words can help you to look at something with a new perspective or help you understand better.

Make notes of when these Scriptures were written, who did GOD inspire to write it, who the audience was at the time, who the main people are, original language and what it's original intent was. Many study Bible's have this information and it is indeed helpful.

Now the rest of these are how to study the Bible when you come across a verse you have trouble understanding. I hope these methods help you as they have helped me. You may recognize some of these.

Read the verse and the whole chapter it's in with many different Bible versions and make note of anything that jumps out at you.

Form no theories use only the facts at hand. - Sherlock Holmes

Pay close attention to small details or what may seem obvious. Never disregard anything no matter how trivial.

Look for consistency. The Bible never contradicts itself.

Put yourself in the shoes of the people in the Bible and try to imagine what you would do in their place.

Once you eliminate the impossible whatever remains, however, improbable must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

Never guess or you'll twist facts to suit theories instead of twisting theories to suit the facts. - Sherlock Holmes

Make notes of what you think GOD is personally telling you.

Figure out what the unspoken assumption is and make note of it.

The big picture and the small details are equally important concentrate on both of them.

Do not allow your judgment to be biased by personal qualities. The most mature Christian's are still human and are capable of making mistakes.

Finally, last but not least praise GOD for all you have learned.

The reason why I say form no theories s because when people form theories we often get silly teaching's that shouldn't even have occurred.
I hope this is a helpful guide to you in studying the Bible. GOD bless you.

Monday, October 3, 2016

How Halloween can be Christian

Many Christian's say that Halloween isn't Christian and we shouldn't celebrate it because it's all about the devil. This is mostly because Halloween has a pagan past.

"Halloween has its roots in the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of October 31. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, believed that the dead returned to earth on Samhain." 

Quote from the website please click that for more information if you want it. 

Since it's pagan beginnings it has stayed a mostly dark holiday with haunted house walk through's, scary stories, dark decorations of webs and graves etc, and scary movies. Halloween though now is mostly about children dressing up in costumes and going door to door for candy. Halloween can be for adults too as some adults dress in costumes and go to Halloween parties or walk through a person's house that's been decorated to look haunted and creepy. Since it is so dark though and had very dark beginning's most Christian's object to Halloween. This Christian lady, however, does not object to Halloween, in fact, I love Halloween I enjoy it....

So let's talk about the past as that's a Christian's first objection to Halloween is because of Halloween dark pagan past. If that is your objection I'm going to bring up the fact that Christmas started out as a pagan holiday...

It started out as the celebration of the winter solstice. 

"Winter solstices the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it always occurs around December 21 or 22. (In the Southern Hemisphere, it is around June 20 or 21.) ... The word solstice comes from the Latin words for “sun” and “to stand still.” Quote from the website please click for more information. "December may be marked by Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, but for pagans, it's the time to celebrate Yule. The holiday marks the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere (Sunday, Dec. 21, this year) and celebrates the rebirth of the sun and beginning of winter. It is one of the oldest winter celebrations known" 

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So even though it's been around a long time the winter solstice is not a worldwide thing it's not very popular. However, Christian's we took it and we instead changed it to be about Christ and now we have Christmas. 

"The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, at the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th December." 

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My point is though it started out pagan it didn't stay that way. We changed it into being about Christ and His birth. So just because Christmas started out pagan does that mean we shouldn't celebrate it anymore?? No of course not. So even though Halloween started out as pagan it doesn't have to stay that way we can change it to be about Christ...

I've got some ideas on how Halloween can be a Christian holiday. We can still have the kids dress up and go out for candy. Lots of Christian parents do Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny for their kids so putting them in a costume and taking them trick or treating won't hurt the kids. Lots of stuff can be the same just change what Halloween is about. Like, celebrate Halloween because you are dead to yourself and alive in Christ. Could also mourn for those who will die eternally and pray for the nonbelievers. Could also celebrate Halloween because we know that though we physically die we will yet live and one day we will all rise from the grave and death will cease to exist. This would make Halloween about Christ. We could still dress up in costumes after all who doesn't like to play dress up?? As for the costumes, they don't have to be dark you can dress up as an angel, nun, princess, fairy and many other things that aren't dark... 

So I suggest instead of protesting Halloween we Christians should just instead change what it means. We did that with the winter solstice and now it's Christmas we can change Halloween. Just because it had dark pagan beginnings doesn't mean it has to stay that way. There's no law that says we can't change Halloween. 

So let's change Halloween are you with me?? 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

My top ten pet peeves

Here is a list of my top ten pet peeves in no particular order...

1. People who chew with their mouth open. I do not want nor need to see what you are eating.

2. The ad's that pop up on YouTube in the middle of watching something.

3. The nicknames of Celebrity couples such as Brangelina. As if they morphed into one person.

4. The whole gangsta thug thing. Please, guys, pull your pants up I don't wanna see your underwear.

5. People who hug me then tell me "I'm sorry I have a cold." Yes you should be sorry because now I have your cold thanks to you.

6. People who like their own statuses on Facebook.

7. Twelve-year-olds on Facebook who under relationship they put "it's complicated." What exactly is so complicated you can't find your favorite crayons or something??

8. People who text and drive. Do you have a death wish??

9. Backseat drivers. Unless you're the one driving keep your mouth shut about how to drive.

10. When I say I have a cold or something and everyone is instantly a doctor telling me what meds to take and stuff. If I want your medical opinion I'll ask for it.