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 . . .
About a year ago a woman in our recovery community handed me a poem she had written. Simply titled Insane it is her haunted view of herself; what she sees when she looks in a mirror . . .
Sometimes, your church is the last place you feel like you can be open and honest about your struggles. For a minister, the pressure to seem like you have it all together can be crushing. As a pastor, Mike knows that feeling all too well. That’s why his ministry at Shepherd’s House Ministries over the . . .