Amazing Grace by Karl Shallowhorn

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written by Karl Shallowhorn One of the greatest evidences of God�s love to those that love him is, to send them afflictions, with grace to bear them. ~ John Wesley I�ve been living with bipolar disorder for over 36 years (two-thirds of my life) and co-occurring addiction disorder since my mid-teens (I have 29 years…

A Reminder of the Kin-dom by Hannah Campbell Gustafson

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written by Hannah Campbell Gustafson I�m embarrassed to say that I took my first Mental Health First Aid class this week (what took me so long?). But, I�m also excited to say that I took my first Mental Health First Aid class this week! It is an invigorating time to be in rural southwest Wisconsin…

Let Us Celebrate Together by Amy Petr� Hill

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written by Amy Petr� Hill Last Friday my congregation�s WISE Team came together to celebrate over a meal. We held up what we had accomplished, shared what we failed to do, and reflected upon what we learned from each of these experiences. There was no finger pointing or blame, but laughter and appreciation of our…

Mental Health Tent by Kirk Moore

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written by Kirk Moore 11 months ago I spent time delivering supplies and working at the water protector camps on Standing Rock Reservation. We brought firewood, clothing, sleeping bags, and food to the camp and we spent the day helping to build, distribute items, cook, clean, and do whatever else was needed. While we were…

We are all Forgiven and Made Whole by Rachael Keefe

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CC0 image by BenteBoe written by Rachael Keefe I�ve been thinking about weekly worship services I used to lead at a state psychiatric hospital. These were 45-minute weekly, ecumenical services that took place early Sunday afternoons. Each service included songs, sometimes hymns, but more often contemporary praise songs, and all the usual parts of liturgy…