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 . . .
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care As news of the suicide of the band Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington begins to sink in, the familiar questions around these tragic events arises . . .