One of the things that makes us at Shepherd’s House Ministries unique is that we place great value on relationships. We aspire to create deep, meaningful, life-long connections. To that end we focus on being a Christ-centered community as opposed to being a ‘recovery program’. Our culture focuses on . . .
“It’s the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge, and my job to love.” –
Billy Graham. Often times we, as Christians, are some of the most judgmental people on the planet! This, in direct opposition to Christ’s injunction; “Do not judge and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon and you will be pardoned.” Luke 6:37-42. I am not talking about . . .
Mary is a beautiful young woman. They are trying to figure out if Mary is a case of Multiple Personality Disorder or if she is demon-possessed. One moment she is soft-spoken, polite and sweet, the next she is vicious, scheming, scary. The first time I met Mary she was shy and kept her distance. The second time she glared at me for long periods, her eyes like . . .
A good friend of mine died this past February. Jeffery was in his twenties. An incredibly loving young man, Jeffery’s heart was golden. There was not a mean bone in his body. He came to Shepherd’s House Ministries from Seattle where he’d experienced horrid and traumatic abuse on the streets as a homeless teenager . . .