Advent: Put on Some Red Lipstick and Face the World – By Dr. Lorna Bradley

December 2nd, 2015

Advent: Put on Some Red Lipstick and Face the World Waiting was never my strong suit as a child. Brightly wrapped packages appeared under the Christmas tree sporadically throughout December. I’d flop on the floor by the tree each morning. Shaking the packages and asking my Mom, “What did Santa bring?” She always replied with a smile, “Time will tell.” Nothing makes time go more…

Starting The Talk of End of Life Decisions – By Monica James

December 1st, 2015

The Conversation is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain. It’s time to transform our culture so we shift from not talking about dying to talking about it. It’s time to share the way we want…

How Do We Start A Mental Health Ministry? – By Amy Simpson

November 24th, 2015

I receive a lot of inquiries from people asking for advice about living with mental illness, loving someone with a mental disorder, and doing ministry among people with mental illness and their families. I can’t offer the kind of advice and help a mental health professional can give, but I can point people in the direction of resources that might help them. Sometimes it’s a…