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Addressing Homelessness: The First Step

Addressing Homelessness: The First Step Something I heard recently completely shifted the way I had been silently observing the homeless men and women I would pass on the street. Maybe you have had this thought like I have: “If only they could get a job … that would solve so many of their problems.” With […] Read More

Why do people end up homeless? childhood trauma and life expectancy study

Shocking Study on Childhood Trauma and Life Expectancy

Shocking Study on Childhood Trauma and Life Expectancy During the past year, six of my friends who initially came to Shepherd’s House Ministries for help have passed away. At the time of their passing they were all in the age range of 25 to 60. They left us much too soon. I remember the first […] Read More

Heal Addiction with Connection

Shifting from “Recovery” to “Connection”

Shifting from “Recovery” to “Connection” 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 the […] Read More

End Judgement, Start Healing

End Judgement, Start Healing “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 […] Read More

Mike Yunker shares his story

Michael – A Story of Transformation

Michael – A Story of Transformation With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting news! To close out the year in record-breaking fashion, 5 separate donors have challenged us to raise $190,000 by midnight of December 31st. If we can step up to this challenge, they’ll match every dollar […] Read More

In The Presence of Pain

In The Presence of Pain Mary 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

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Shifting the Paradigm

Shifting the Paradigm Root Causes of Poor Life Choices and How Jesus Might Respond 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 […] Read More

Chronic Addiction, Pain, and The Upside Down Kingdom

Chronic Addiction, Pain, and The Upside Down Kingdom 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.

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