Preparing for the Journey by Rachael Keefe

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written by Rachael Keefe Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 Thanksgiving has come and gone. The last Sunday of the liturgical year (Christ the King/Reign of Christ) has been observed. While stores have had Christmas items out since before Halloween, before the sunset on Thanksgiving Christmas filled the stores. We�re in…

Remind Me Who I Am by Rev. Megan Snell

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written by Rev. Megan Snell I am someone who lives with chronic mental illness. Many days I am stable, clear-headed, calm, focused, content. I�m a person who gets a lot done in a day. I live a full and fulfilling life full of ministry, music, friends, family, creative pursuits. But other days, I find myself…

The Second Greatest Commandment by Karl Shallowhorn

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written by Karl Shallowhorn It was about a month ago that I received a text message from an old friend. She shared that a good friend of hers� son was in the midst of a mental health crisis and asked if I would be willing to speak with her. As is my custom I did…

The Reality of a Child by Lisa LeSueur

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written by Lisa LeSueur I always wake my daughter up in the morning by gently touching her shoulder and giving her a five-minute warning that I�ll be back and expect her to be up and about. One day last week, when I touched her on the shoulder, she bolted upright in bed and sleepily told…