Kathleen Deyer Bolduc is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the field of disability ministry, concentrating on disability’s impact on the family system, and ways in which churches can become more welcoming of families that live with disability. Her books include Autism and Alleluias (Judson Press, 2010); A Place Called Acceptance: Ministry with Families of Children with Disabilities (Bridge Resources, Louisville, KY, 2001); and His Name is Joel: Searching for God in a Son’s Disability (Bridge Resources, Louisville, KY, 1999). Her articles have appeared in Guideposts, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Family Ministry: Empowering Through Faith, The Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, Quaker Life, Youth!, DreamWeaver, and Fellowship in Prayer. Make sure to drop by and visit her blog at her website: http://www.kathleenbolduc.com/
Kathy’s speaking ministry has taken her around the United States. She is available to speak or hold workshops on the following topics: Searching for God in Autism, Making the Church a Place Called Acceptance, and Disability and the Family System. Kathy holds a master’s degree in religious studies from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kathy’s passions include searching for God in the everyday, sharing lessons learned in 24 years of living with Joel, spending time with family and friends, contemplative prayer, bird-watching, long walks in the park, writing fiction, and reading a good novel
I loved, loved, loved this, Kathleen. I am going to do just as you said! For those of us who write, in part, as therapy, this is the kind of practical exercise that helps us to communicate with Abba Father in such a special way. Thank you!!!!!!!
Brenda Taggart says
Thank you for sharing your experience. It is so important that we encourage one another along the journey and you write with such imagery that you drew me tenderly into your world. Thank you. As the parent of eighteen year old twins with multiple disabilities, there have been good days and bad days. In the end, I know that I have been blessed because of the richness and beauty brought to my life through my sons.