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  • These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things – And They Are Back!
    Over a year ago I wrote a blog post for Firefly Community about James’ favourite ‘Treat Trip’, a tour of his favourite places; you can read it below or use the link to the Firefly site.  Little did I know as I wrote those words that it would be almost ... read more
    Mark ArnoldPublished on 2018-08-30
    2 months ago
  • Building an Accessible Church 3 – Revival is coming.
    This blog which is part of my series,  but a bit different.  I have been prompted to write about the wider church picture, addressing some issues that are going on in the world concerning the church right now.  Knowing that what we are doing is part of revival, can spur ... read more
    Lynn McCannPublished on 2018-08-22
    2 months ago
  • How Do I Know If My Disabled Child Can Have A Faith?
    It’s a question many Christian parents of a child with additional needs or a disability ask… a question that can be really hard to answer, especially when the child in question has limited communication.  But perhaps there are clues that we can find and piece together, things that Jesus did, ... read more
    Mark ArnoldPublished on 2018-08-15
    2 months ago
  • When God Speaks: My Journey With Additional Needs Ministry
    I’ve been on a bit of a journey over the last couple of years, a ministry journey that I am still on and that continues to amaze and excite me every single day…  It’s a journey of God’s calling and leading, of friends encouraging, of family understanding…  It’s a journey ... read more
    Mark ArnoldPublished on 2018-08-09
    2 months ago
  • Jesus Christ: Poor, Child Refugee, Homeless, Disabled?
    During his life on earth Jesus challenged the accepted culture of his time, often creating a societal and political storm as he did so.  He was not what many expected the Messiah to be, even though there had been plenty of prophesy that provided more than enough detail of what ... read more
    Mark ArnoldPublished on 2018-08-02
    3 months ago
  • Building an Accessible Church 2
    thumb_IMG_2555_1024A seminar at the No Limits conference 12.11.16 In the first “Building an Accessible Church” blog we looked at the questions: ... read more
    Lynn McCannPublished on 2018-08-01
    3 months ago
  • Summer Ministry Upate
    It's Hot!Do pray for those working on Children's camps and holiday clubs at the moment, and the children attending. The heat makes things a little harder all round.We've been doing a little less travelling for meetings during the hot weeks, opting for Skype calls instead where possible. Partly to accommodate ... read more
    Kay Morgan-GurrPublished on 2018-07-26
    3 months ago
  • Can You Take Young People With Additional Needs On Overseas Mission?
    Going on an overseas mission trip can often be a transforming and life changing experience; offering an opportunity to serve in a very different culture and environment, challenging our worldview and our perceptions of our role in the world.  Taking young people on a short-term mission trip experience can equip ... read more
    Mark ArnoldPublished on 2018-07-26
    3 months ago
  • Building an Accessible Church (1)
    each one differentChurch – a unique assortment of people, like these buttons! I’ve had a break from blogging ... read more
    Lynn McCannPublished on 2018-07-24
    3 months ago
  • Making a themed holiday visual timetable
    Huge thanks to Helen for this blog post. Helen is mum to two children with additional needs and is also a primary school teacher. Here she shows us how we can plan fun weeks and create a visual timetable for a holiday week at home. “I was trying to support ... read more
    Take 5 and ChatPublished on 2018-07-16
    3 months ago
  • Little Steps, Big Struggles, Bigger Faith!
    We should never take for granted the things that we can do, as for others these things may be terrifyingly difficult.  A seemingly simple thing, like going outside of the house, can be incredibly traumatic for some.  James is one of them… Last year several events collided to place James ... read more
    Mark ArnoldPublished on 2018-07-05
    4 months ago
  • Answering Children’s Questions About Additional Needs – With Help From Winnie-the-Pooh!
    A question I get asked loads of times is this; “How can I explain additional/special needs to children?”  The answer depends on the context, as there are different ways that this can be responded to, determined by who the answer is meant for.  Are we responding to a question from ... read more
    Mark ArnoldPublished on 2018-06-28
    4 months ago
  • Parenting A Child With Additional Needs – It Is Well With My Soul
    I heard an old hymn rearranged in a new way recently, and it deeply touched me.  The words so powerful, so amazing, impacted me in a new way.  The song had been introduced with the harrowing story of the songwriter, Horatio Spafford, and how against all the odds he was ... read more
    Mark ArnoldPublished on 2018-06-21
    4 months ago
  • ‘Lost Voice Guy’ – A Disability Watershed Moment?
    ‘Lost Voice Guy’ wins Britain’s Got Talent On Saturday 2nd June 2018, Lee Ridley, who performs as the comedian ‘Lost Voice Guy’, won the 2018 series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.  His win was remarkable for a number of reasons, including that he is the first comedian to do so, but ... read more
    Mark ArnoldPublished on 2018-06-07
    5 months ago
  • Yours Sincerely – ‘Offended’ of Little Wells
    As I have said on previous posts, I'm not blogging much on here because I'm busy writing for lots of other people.I like writing!What I don't like is; getting comments from people who comment about what they 'think' I have written, and not on what I actually wrote.A piece I ... read more
    Kay Morgan-GurrPublished on 2018-06-03
    5 months ago
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