Christianity, Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Religion

What Does Speaking in Tongues Have to Do With Sign Language?

What the Apostle Paul Says About Speaking in Tongues in 1 Corinthians 14 This week I read 1 Corinthians 14, and it made me think a lot about the history of American Sign Language. In 1 Corinthians 14, Paul is talking to the church of Corinth about speaking in tongues. He acknowledges the ability to… Continue reading What Does Speaking in Tongues Have to Do With Sign Language?

asl, deaf culture, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery, Research Studies

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Sign

I often times speak out against how frustrating it can be to have people see my cochlear implants and automatically assume that I sign. This is annoying but an easy mistake for people who are not familiar with the difference between lowercase d deaf and capital D Deaf to make. What is infuriating to me… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Don’t Sign

Personal, Post-Activation, Religion

What It’s Like to Graduate With Cochlear Implants

Hey guys! Long time, no blog! I have been a little bit more active on my other blog, KimErskine.WordPress.com lately. Feel free to check that out if you get a chance. It has a lot of book reviews if you're into that kind of thing! There is one big thing that has happened since I… Continue reading What It’s Like to Graduate With Cochlear Implants

Christianity, Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Religion

What It’s Like To Go To A Baseball Game With A Cochlear Implant + EXCITING NEWS!

Take me out to the ball game.... It's really been a long while since I wrote anything. Rest be assured, I am not abandoning this blog and I am definitely not abandoning my book project. I've just been extremely busy with work lately. There's been quite a few changes happening lately which are very exciting… Continue reading What It’s Like To Go To A Baseball Game With A Cochlear Implant + EXCITING NEWS!

Personal, Post-Activation

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Go To Graduate School PLUS What’s Holding Me Back

Image Credits: Seth and Ray If you've known me any time in the last 3 years, you've probably hear this same old argument from me countless times. I said I wanted to go back to school to get my Master's in Public Relations. Then I had my heart set on earning a Master's in English… Continue reading Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Go To Graduate School PLUS What’s Holding Me Back

Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery, Religion

How My Mom Helped Aid My Cochlear Implant Success: The Before and After Story

Yesterday I gushed about my boyfriend and how supportive he's been about my cochlear implant and how my cochlear implant strengthened my relationship with him. My mom read it like she always does. After all, they always say your mom will always be your biggest fan. When it comes to my writing and pretty much everything… Continue reading How My Mom Helped Aid My Cochlear Implant Success: The Before and After Story

Personal, Post-Activation

Post Cochlear Implant Activation Month 1 (And a Half)

Hey guys. It's been a really long time since I last updated. I apologize for that. I've just been crazy busy lately especially with my new job as an Assistant Project Manager at WebiMax. I've now been activated for a month and 10 days and I'm doing amazingly well. I've been talking on the phone… Continue reading Post Cochlear Implant Activation Month 1 (And a Half)

Christianity, Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Religion

Christmas With a Cochlear Implant

Image Credits: CCDowney.com  Hey everyone, how was your holidays? I'm finally getting around to update this again. I think it's safe to say my holidays were a bit crazy. Fun and good,  but definitely a bit crazy and overwhelming in parts lol. It's no secret that my cochlear implant was definitely the greatest gifts I… Continue reading Christmas With a Cochlear Implant

Christianity, Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Religion

The First 4 Days Of Cochlear Implant Activation: An Exciting (But Overwhelming) Journey

This picture was taken just a few hours before activation. Yes... I am magnetic. Hey guys I finally have time to update this after being activated on Wednesday, December 17th. It has been such a crazy and overwhelming past four days, but definitely a very exciting time. My activation wasn't what I would call a… Continue reading The First 4 Days Of Cochlear Implant Activation: An Exciting (But Overwhelming) Journey

Personal, Post-Surgery

Post Cochlear Implant Surgery: 3 Days Until Activation!

Image Credits: Tom Linuk Hey guys sorry it's been awhile since I've updated. I haven't had too much to say. The part of getting a cochlear implant that no one tells you is that the last two weeks before you're activated are by far the worst. Sure, you feel better. The incisions are all pretty… Continue reading Post Cochlear Implant Surgery: 3 Days Until Activation!