Interview: Author Ann Joyner – By Dr. Lorna Bradley

November 11th, 2015

While presenting workshops at the 2015 Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood Kansas I had the opportunity to get to know one of my fellow presenters and special needs ministry advocate Ann Joyner, also known as Matthew’s Mom. I had the opportunity to visit with Ann and learn more about the life of her son and the importance of her faith in…

Social Work and Mental Health – By Madeline Stiers

November 10th, 2015

If I were to ask you what a social worker does or where they work, what would your answer be? Maybe it would be that we work for CPS and are in the business of removing children from parents on a regular basis. Well, this is wrong. Unfortunately, so many people have no idea what a social worker does; they can only assume we work…

Anxiety on Campus, and in Life – By The Rev. Rutger-Jan Heijmen

November 6th, 2015

  Houston magazine, in its November 2015 issue, is the latest publication to comment on the anxiety epidemic currently afflicting American campuses. The article, entitled “Anxiety Goes to College,” zeroes in on university-aged students, but for those of us with teenagers, we know that compulsive worry is a concern among High Schoolers as well, not to mention their parents! I am not a medical professional,…