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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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December 29, 2011 - Dare to Dream

By Bradley A. Mattrisch

Did you ever have a dream that seemed too far out of your reach to actually become reality? We all have those people in our lives who discourage us from pursuing our big dream.

People with disabilities have dreams they want to see fulfilled in their life. Recently, I received a letter from Steve, a man with an intellectual disability, telling me about his many wonderful dreams. To some, they’re a stretch and have a slim possibility of becoming reality. However, I believe God is the Dream Giver. I encourage our friends to seek His help as they reach for their dreams.

Many times, we — especially those of us who are impacted by disability — see our limitations as bullies, preventing us from living a dream. I’m reminded of the biblical character Joseph who had a dream his family despised (see Genesis 37). After he was sold into slavery in Egypt, Joseph spent years facing difficulties, not living his dream. However, these hardships led the way for his dream to become reality.

Even though I have cerebral palsy, I’m living many of my dreams today. My co-workers dared me to dream about buying a house. A neighbor who happens to be a high school special education teacher taught me to do many chores around my home, despite my disability. He and my other neighbors offered assistance to complete tasks I’m physically unable to do, such as cleaning the gutters. These neighbors showed me how God arranged situations so I can live a dream.

As the Bible says, there is truly nothing impossible with God! I’m learning to trust Him with my dreams even when the road to see them become reality is quite difficult. I encourage you to dare to dream and see what He wants to do.— Bradley A. Mattrisch is national coordinator of support ministries for Special Touch Ministry.



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