Healing Through Creativity

In the nineties, I volunteered at a rape crisis center as an advocate.  When they acquired their building, one of the things they did was to invite clients to paint a tile or two as part of their healing process.  The tiles were then assembled into a wall mural, sort of like they have in…

Dancing in the Storm

We live in one of the best places on earth for weather-watching…don’t you think?  The light here is amazing, and sunset colors are spectacular.  We get ‘leftover’ weather, which often means the cloud formations are unusual.  And we’re in “big sky country,” with not much blocking our view, so the canvas is gigantic.  We get…

Post Traumatic Growth

Have I ever told you the story of my very first ministry?  It was a spectacular failure. I had my first child during my last year in seminary and my second child during my internship, and so when I entered the ministerial job market for the first time, I had a two year old and…