The unthinkable happened. I got so sick that I could not think straight. Literally. My mind that had helped me achieve scholastic awards in high school became scatterbrained and paranoid.
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Our son was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in the seventh grade. I wrote this Pantoum to capture a snapshot of what he was like before he became ill as well as the initial period of his mental illness. Writing the poem was also therapeutic for me. Thank God, Tim’s mental health has improved.
Faith CRC in Pella, IA, welcomes children each week to Story Hour and Little Lambs. Read about the ripple effect of this program on the children, families and volunteers!
Here are two great resources that will help you interact with the Christmas story — one in a way that is festive and fun — the other in a way that is more quiet.
This story should help us realize that sexual assault must never be minimized and there must always be proper discipline administered to those who abuse their power. This too should remind us of the devastation that sexually inappropriate and assaultive behavior causes for women and men in all walks of life.
An estimated 20 million people are living on the brink of starvation in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, and Nigeria. At the same time, violence and civil wars across the globe have led to the largest numbers of refugees in recent history. Now is the time for us to act.
I wanted to share my experience as a new Classis Coordinator in Classis Hamilton. I'm curious, what has your experience been? What can we learn from each other?
Nancy shares memories from her life, which was characterized by domestic abuse for many years. Despite the pain and loss, she finds hope for each day, and the strength that she needs, in her precious Lord, Jesus.