Under Construction – Please Pardon The Mess

The words “under construction” came to me the other night while praying. I immediately began to worry and panic about what God has in store for my personal life and/or ministry and thought, “no more change!” The picture of a construction site came to mind:  messy, incomplete, and a structure only partially finished. As I pondered, [...]

Your Presence Is Requested – 2011 Reflections

As I reflect upon this past year through the storms of parenting a 17-year-old son with significant co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as a possible spectrum disorder, I am reminded of the great gift of human presence in my life. In my darkest moments of despair, grief, and pain, it was the physical presence [...]