We Plead for Good Pastors

I always felt that being a pastor was a lot like this Within our personal issues of vulnerability, there are usually troubling problems. These are bruised and painful areas, things that result in terrible devastation in our lives and loved ones. Here are just a few of them: alcoholism and drug abuse mental illnesses homosexuality […]

Hearing Voices

  I guess I’m in a wandering/wondering frame of mind.  I’ve been hearing voices off and on.  They are clear, distinct and I suppose  rather commanding.  Previously I’ve dealt with ‘tinnitus’, but this is definitely different.  The voices are not incredibly sophisticated–its usually just one or two words.  Quite simple actually. Perhaps the full reason of […]

Dipped in Shame

“All day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face.” Psalm 44:15 Some of us truly understand shame. It’s like we have been dipped in it, we have wallowed in it and things are sticking to us. We live out our lives in disgrace and in the sense of nasty embarrassment […]

Getting Both Barrels

Dual Diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Dual diagnosis services are treatments for people who suffer from co-occurring disorders — mental illness and substance abuse. Research has strongly indicated that to recover fully, a consumer with co-occurring disorder needs treatment for both problems — focusing on one does not ensure the other will go away. […]