The work of a farmer is never over, but there are certainly seasons that are more or less busy. Now that the frenzy of preparing soil and planting is behind us, the month of July can allow just a little bit of a breather while we wait and pray for a good harvest.
- A condition (such as an illness, injury or something you were born with) that hinders or limits a person’s physical, mental or spiritual abilities
- The condition of being unable to do some things in a ‘normal’ way.
- Something we might need to accept as a permanent condition
- Sometimes partial and sometimes total
You never expected your life activities to be so limited by injury, illness, aging – constant pain. You might feel trapped. You might feel like you can’t do anything. You might think that your future is now a closed door. Your mind might feel like a foggy cloud without a thought of what could be.
Is it reasonable for a person with severe visual impairments to operate high-tolerance machines to manufacture parts with a lathe and mill? Would that be a good recommendation?
Skilled tradesmen with disabling conditions can search for the best and worst trades for their specific abilities. The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.
Why Are So Many People With Disabilities Unemployed?
We often hear complaints about so many people “on disability” getting a government check. Below are some questions to ask about this. Perhaps you have your own questions to add…
Proverbs 12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
Chronic fatigue is a very real and difficult diagnosis and/or condition to deal with, especially as a tradesman.
It is a common misconception that after a disabling injury or illness, the only trade a person is suited for involves sitting behind a desk typing on a computer all day, every day. This is NOT true. People with disabilities can thrive in a physical occupation they love. Every day, people with missing limbs, back pain, or chronic illnesses go to work at their skilled jobs. All it takes is a burning desire to work and the tools to adapt to the new normal.
What do you think of when you hear the word ‘creeper’? Do you automatically think of a flat 4 or 6 wheel cart that you can lie on to work underneath a car? (Unless, of course, you have heard of the currently very popular game ‘Minecraft’ (my son’s favorite game), but I digress.)
When people talk about a piece of equipment as a creeper, the small flat cart is what is pictured. Creepers are awfully useful items