Fighting Hard Battles by Alan Johnson

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Written by Alan Johnson My uncle moved in with us when I was 6 years old. He had returned from WWII and had been in a hospital in the USA before moving in with us. He had what they called �shell shock.� Today I think they might be using the term PTSD or trauma. I…

Heeding the Call by Karl Shallowhorn

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Photo credit – http://croftonparish.org.uk/sermons/gods-call-on-our-lives/ written by Karl Shallowhorn �Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8 I was relatively early in my addiction recovery program when I began to feel the desire to pursue…

I Was Sick and You Visited Me by Karl Shallowhorn

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�Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him. When they lifted up their eyes at…

The Power of Our Stories by Amy Petr� Hill

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written by Amy Petr� Hill �Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what God has done for me.� Psalm 66:16. I remember the first time I shared my story of mental health recovery beyond my circle of family and friends: just thinking about it makes my palms itch and echoes…