Just Life


We screened this short video during church last week. It won “Best Film” in the 2015 Disability Film Challenge. Atlanta native Jenna Knell directed the film featuring her brother Vance, who is a student at the Lionheart School (which originally began at our church over 15 years ago).

Bumblebees from Jenna Kanell on Vimeo.

Vance and his mother Gillian attended the service. Gillian shared afterwards that she is “still walking around with a smile on my face and in my heart.”

Wishing the same – and a wonderful week!


  • Penny

    What a great story! Now, I too, have a smile on my face and in my heart. Vance is an amazing example of how far we can go when we refuse to listen to that word "never". Thank you for sharing!

  • Marilyn

    Thanks for sharing this. Our son (now age 33) was born about twelve weeks too soon. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age one and has used a wheelchair most of his life. Much like the bumblebee, he did not know he had limitations, graduating college with a double major and doing graduate work. He is now employed by our local school system where he makes a difference every single day in the lives of young people.