Does Darkness Connect Us to Light?

Does Darkness Connect Us to Light?

“I am no longer ashamed, but still find depression difficult to speak about because the experience is so unspeakable. Yet Henri Nouwen’s spirit continues to call me and many others to more openness and vulnerability, more shared humanity and mutual healing, even- and...
The Remedy to Despair — Connection

The Remedy to Despair — Connection

In my last blog, Addiction=Despair, I explored what happens when we’re repeatedly wounded in relationships. Many of us, out of sheer desperation, will lose hope or simply kill it. When hope dies or we’re just plain tired of being hurt again, it can lead to a crossroad...
Called to Love As Jesus Loved. . .

Called to Love As Jesus Loved. . .

Headlines often trigger emotion.  That’s what they are designed to do, after all.  The messages that claim to “spark outrage” or  promise “shocking new details” on the latest scandal will sometimes catch my attention enough to read an article, or watch a news clip. ...
Addiction = Despair

Addiction = Despair

“If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the...
The Need for Where Grace Abounds Continues…

The Need for Where Grace Abounds Continues…

This year the WGA staff, Board, and Leadership have determined that we will place an additional emphasis on raising visibility for the ministry. It isn’t as if this has ever NOT been a priority. But, in reality, much of our attention over the past couple of years was...